Ernie Vandeweghe

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Ernie Vandeweghe
Personal information
Born(1928-09-12)September 12, 1928
Montreal, Quebec
DiedNovember 8, 2014(2014-11-08) (aged 86)
Newport Beach, California
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High schoolOceanside (Oceanside, New York)
CollegeColgate (1945–1949)
NBA draft1949 / Round: 3
Selected by the New York Knicks
Playing career1949–1956
PositionGuard / Small forward
Number9, 18
Career history
19491956New York Knicks
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points2,135 (9.5 ppg)
Rebounds834 (4.6 rpg)
Assists548 (2.4 apg)
Stats at

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)[1] 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.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Miss America: 1952
  2. Goldstein, Richard (November 9, 2014), "Ernie Vandeweghe, Knick and Physician, Dies at 86", The New York Times