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 Andy Phillip

Andy Phillip

Birth
Granite City, Madison County, Illinois, USA
Death 28 Apr 2001 (aged 79)
Rancho Mirage, Riverside County, California, USA
Burial Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois, USA
Plot Section H-1, Lot 41B, Grave 8
Memorial ID 22320 · View Source
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Hall of Fame Professional Basketball Player. He was an All-American player at the University of Illinois in both his sophomore and junior year. He served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II and then returned to Illinois to complete his senior year. He started his National Basketball Association career in 1947 and was on 5 all-star teams playing with the Chicago Stags, Philadelphia Warriors, Fort Wayne Pistons and the Boston Celtics. He led the NBA in assists from 1950-1952. It was during 1952 that he became the first NBA player to reach 500 assists in a single season. In 1956 he joined the Boston Celtics and one year later helped them to their first of 16 championships. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1961.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 16 May 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22320
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Andy Phillip (7 Mar 1922–28 Apr 2001), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22320, citing Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .