Ep.59 – Tom Van Arsdale

Tom Van Arsdale is former professional player for the NBA. The 6 ft 5 guard played collegiately at Indiana University under longtime head coach Branch McCracken.

Selected by the Detroit Pistons in the second round of the 1965 NBA draft, Van Arsdale was named to the NBA All-Rookie Team in 1966, together with his identical twin brother Dick.

He played in the NBA for twelve seasons; with the Pistons, Cincinnati Royals/Kansas City–Omaha Kings, Philadelphia 76ers, Atlanta Hawks, and Phoenix Suns. A consecutive three-time All-Star starting in 1970, He was consistently one of the best free throw shooters in professional basketball, and retired as player in 1977.

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