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Ernie Vandeweghe
No. 9, 18
Guard / Small forward
Personal information
Born (1928-09-12)September 12, 1928
Montreal, Quebec
Died November 8, 2014(2014-11-08) (aged 86)
Newport Beach, California
High school Oceanside (Oceanside, New York)
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
College Colgate (1945–1949)
NBA Draft 1949 / Round: 3
Selected by the New York Knicks
Pro career 1949–1956
Career history
1949–1956 New York Knicks
Career highlights and awards
  • Consensus second-team All-American (1949)
Career statistics
Points 2,135 (9.5 ppg)
Rebounds 834 (4.6 rpg)
Assists 548 (2.4 apg)
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Ernest Maurice "Ernie" Vandeweghe Jr. (September 12, 1928 – November 8, 2014) was an American physician, a United States Air Force veteran and professional basketball player. He was best known for playing for the New York Knicks of the NBA. He and his wife Colleen Kay Hutchins (Miss America for 1952) are the parents of former NBA All-Star (and former New Jersey Nets coach) Kiki Vandeweghe and grandfather of tennis professional Coco Vandeweghe.

Vandeweghe died at the age of 86 on November 8, 2014 in Newport Beach, California.

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