John Beasley (basketball) : biography
John Michael Beasley (born February 5, 1944 in Texarkana, Texas) is a retired American professional basketball player.
A 6'9" forward/center from Texas A&M University, Beasley was selected in the fifth round of the 1966 NBA Draft by the Baltimore Bullets. Beasley never played in the NBA, however, spending his entire career with the rival American Basketball Association.
Beasley played seven seasons (1967–1974) in the ABA as a member of the Dallas Chaparrals and Utah Stars, making ABA All-Star Game appearances in 1968, 1969, and 1970. He was named Most Valuable Player of the 1969 game, following his 19 point and 14 rebound performance for the West squad. Beasley scored 6,909 total points and grabbed 4,257 total rebounds in his career.
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