22 Facts About Terry Dischinger


Terry Gilbert Dischinger was born on November 21,1940 and is an American former basketball player in the National Basketball Association.

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In 2019, Terry Dischinger was inducted to the College Basketball Hall of Fame.

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In 2010, the 1960 United States men's Olympic basketball team of which Terry Dischinger was a member, was collectively inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

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The son of the football coach, Terry Dischinger was a 3-year letter winner in basketball and was twice being named the Purple Eagles' MVP.

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Terry Dischinger was a member of Garfield High's 1955 IHSAA Sectional Championship team; this was the deepest run Garfield would make during his high school career.

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Terry Dischinger attended Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, where he played under Coach Ray Eddy in the Big Ten Conference.

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On January 9,1960, Terry Dischinger pulled down 26 rebounds against Wisconsin, the second most in a game behind Carl McNulty's school record of 27 in 1951.

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Terry Dischinger was named a First Team All-American and led the conference in scoring with 28.

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On February 25,1961—a number of online stories say "Christmas Day in 1961" but that is a mistake—Terry Dischinger scored a career high 52 points against Michigan State on 19 field goals and 14 free throws.

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Terry Dischinger attempted a single-season Purdue record 350 free throws in his senior season.

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Terry Dischinger was named All-Big Ten 3 consecutive seasons and selected as the Purdue MVP for each season.

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Terry Dischinger currently holds school records for nine 40-plus-point games, 713 made free throws with 871 attempted, 14.

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Terry Dischinger was selected to the USA men's basketball team that won the gold medal at the 1960 Rome Olympics under head coach Pete Newell; at age 19, and just finishing his sophomore year of college, he was the youngest member of the team.

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Terry Dischinger started all 8 games, scoring 90 total points, with an 11.

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Terry Dischinger was the first pick of the second round by the Chicago Zephyrs in the 1962 NBA draft.

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Terry Dischinger playing alongside future Hall of Famers Walt Bellamy and Rod Thorn, as well as Kevin Loughery, Gene Shue and Sihugo Green.

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On June 18,1964 Terry Dischinger was traded by the Bullets with Don Kojis and Rod Thorn to the Pistons for Bob Ferry, Bailey Howell, Les Hunter, Wali Jones and Don Ohl.

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Terry Dischinger spent the next two years serving in the United States Army.

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July 31,1972, Terry Dischinger was traded by the Pistons to the Portland Trail Blazers for Fred Foster.

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Terry Dischinger was involved in an altercation in 1973, with Mike Price of the Philadelphia 76ers.

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Dr Terry Dischinger graduated from Purdue University with a BS in chemical engineering.

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Terry Dischinger graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in Nashville where he earned his DDS and was valedictorian of his class.

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