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Vern Fleming : biography

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Vern Fleming (born February 4, 1962, in New York City) is a former professional basketball player who played twelve seasons in the NBA from 1984 until 1996. Fleming grew up in the Queensbridge Housing projects in Long Island City, New York.

As a college player at the University of Georgia, Fleming won a gold medal as a member of the United States men's basketball team at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles and then commenced his professional career as the 18th overall selection in the 1984 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers. At 6'5", he played point guard with them for eleven years, often sharing starter duties with both Haywoode Workman and Mark Jackson, before rounding out the final year of his NBA career with the New Jersey Nets.

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