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George Yardley

George  Yardley
George Yardley Player

Inducted in 2006
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee 1996
Nicknamed "Bird" by his Phi Kappa Psi brothers at Stanford University, Yardley was a real showman on the court. However he did not let his ornate style of play interfere with his scoring, as he would become the first NBA player to score 2,000 points in a season and the 1957 NBA Scoring Leader. Yardley was a two time All-American at Stanford. He played amateur basketball while serving in the Navy, leading his team to the 1951 championship. After being drafted by the Fort Wayne Pistons in 1953, he was named NBA All-Star from 1955 to 1960.
Where They Are Now

Died August 12, 2004
Where They Were
Stanford University 1948-1950