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Willoughby, William "Bill" Wesley (1957-?)

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Willoughby, William "Bill" Wesley (1957-?)

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William "Bill" Wesley Willoughby was a professional basketball player born in Englewood. He attended Dwight-Morrow High School. He was one of the first high school players to be selected in an NBA draft in 1975. He played for the Atlanta Hawks, Buffalo Braves, Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs, and the New Jersey Nets. His last season was in 1984.

Source

Rowe, John. "Macklin puts on a big push for Englewood starting job." The Record, 5 Jan. 1975, p.C-7.
Steinlauf, Rich. "Birdsong toes the line in his quest to improve." The Record, 28 Sept. 1984, p.B-5.

Brunt, Cliff. “Unlike in Today’s NBA, No Safety Net for Prep Stars in 1970s.The Oakland Press, 9 Dec. 2021.

Bill Willoughby: National Basketball Retired Players Association.” July 3, 2024 | National Basketball Retired Players Association, 26 Jan. 2018.

Birth Date

1957-05-20

Birthplace

Englewood, NJ, USA

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Rowe, John. "Macklin puts on a big push for Englewood starting job." The Record, 5 Jan. 1975, p.C-7.

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“Willoughby, William "Bill" Wesley (1957-?),” Englewood Makes History, accessed July 12, 2024, http://englewoodmakeshistory.org/items/show/90.

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