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Oscar Furlong (Argentina)
Born on October Saturday, 1927, in in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Height:
188cm (6'2")
Position:
Forward
Nationality:
Argentina

Enshrined as a player in the FIBA Hall of Fame on September Wednesday, 2007.

Clubs

  • Gimnasia y Esgrima de Villa del Parque: 1944-1956
  • Southern Methodist University (NCAA): 1953-1956

Club Highlights

  • 6 times Champion of Buenos Aires (the Argentinean national championship was only created in 1984): 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1951 and 1954

National Team

  • 50 appearances with the Argentinean National Team from 1947 to 1955: participated in 2 Olympic Games (London 1948 and Helsinki 1952) and in the Buenos Aires 1950 World Championship
  • World Champion in Buenos Aires 1950
  • Gold medalist in the World University Games of 1953 in Dortmund
  • 2 times Silver medalist in the Pan American Games: Buenos Aires 1951 and Mexico City 1955

Individual Highlights

  • After the 1948 London Games, Furlong received a formal offer to join the Minneapolis Lakers (NBA), but declined it. The Baltimore Bullets where not successful either
  • MVP and Top Scorer of the 1950 World Championship in Buenos Aires
  • Furlong introduced the jump-shot in Argentina after learning it during his three seasons in the Southern Methodist University (Division I, NCAA)