Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Jack Nichols

Jack Edward Nichols

April 9, 1926
Wenatchee, WA

December 24, 1992
Palm Springs, CA

1941-42 Everett High School - Washington (High School)
1942-43 Everett High School - Washington (High School)
1943-44 University of Washington (College)
1944-45 University of Southern California (College)
1945-46 University of Southern California (College)
1945-46 Los Angeles Carroll Shamrocks (ABL-AAU)
1946-47 University of Washington (College)
1947-48 University of Washington (College)
1948-49 Washington Capitols (BAA)
1949-50 Washington Capitols (NBA)
1949-50 Tri-Cities Blackhawks (NBA)
1950-51 Tri-Cities Blackhawks (NBA)
1952-53 Milwaukee Hawks (NBA)
1953-54 Boston Celtics (NBA)
1954-55 Boston Celtics (NBA)
1955-56 Boston Celtics (NBA)
1956-57 Boston Celtics (NBA)
1957-58 Boston Celtics (NBA)

Born to Rudolph and Gertrude and Nichols in Wanatchee, Washington, Jack attended Everett High School before enrolling at UW. He played basketball at USC for a couple seasons. (Not sure if he was there while serving in military during World War 2.) After finishing back at UW, he played basketball for 8 seasons professionally. While with the Celtics, he was also back in school at Tufts, earning his degree in dentistry. He was the team dentist for the Seattle Supersonics as well as UW. Dr. Nichols died in 1992 in Palm Springs, California.



1 comment:

  1. Only player to ever be named 5 times to the All-Conference Team for the Pacific Coast Conference, three times while at UW, and twice at USC. All-American in 1948, and the 12th pick in the 1948 draft by the Washington Capitols. Played in three championship series, winning once in 1957. Left handed hook shot specialist.