Willie Somerset
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Willie Somerset
Willie Somerset
Personal information
Born (1942-03-17) March 17, 1942 (age 77)
Sharon, Pennsylvania
NationalityAmerican
Listed height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Listed weight170 lb (77 kg)
Career information
High schoolFarrell (Farrell, Pennsylvania)
CollegeDuquesne (1961-1965)
NBA draft1965 / Round: 7 / Pick: 56th overall
Selected by the Baltimore Bullets
Playing career1965-1973
PositionPoint guard
Number24, 12, 33
Career history
1965Baltimore Bullets
1965-1966Johnstown C.J.'s
1966-1967Scranton Miners
1967-1969Houston Mavericks
1969New York Nets
1969-1970Scranton Miners
1970-1972Scranton Apollos
1972-1973East Orange Colonials
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA and ABA statistics
Points3,129 (21.9 ppg)
Rebounds652 (4.6 rpg)
Assists514 (3.6 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Willard F. Somerset (born March 17, 1942) is an American former professional basketball player. Born in Sharon, Pennsylvania, Somerset attended Farrell High School in Farrell, Pennsylvania and later, Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[1][2]

A 5'8" guard from Duquesne University, Somerset played eight games for the Baltimore Bullets during the 1965-66 NBA season, averaging 5.6 points per game. He blossomed in the American Basketball Association, where he averaged 22.8 points in 135 games with the Houston Mavericks and New York Nets from 1967 to 1969. During the 1968-69 ABA season, when he was named an All-Star, Somerset ranked fifth in the league in points per game, eighth in assists per game, and third in free throw percentage.

After his playing career, Willie became a pharmacist and retired from the profession in 2012.[3]

Somerset was named one of the "Outstanding Young Men of America" in 1968. He was inducted into the Duquesne University Sports Hall of Fame in 1976 and into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 1982 (Western Chapter) and in 1994. In 1997, Somerset was inducted into the Mercer County Hall of Fame.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ Staff. "Willie Somerset". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2013.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b Staff (January 13, 1997). "Willie Somerset - '97 Inductee, Mercer County Hall of Fame". The Herald (Sharon). Retrieved 2013.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  3. ^ Lacis, Reinis (2017-09-11). "The Handle Podcast - Willie Somerset: 09/11/17". LamarMatic's NBA Blog (The Handle Podcast). Archived from the original on |archive-url= requires |archive-date= (help). Retrieved .

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