STATISTICS & HISTORY
Johnny Townsend attended Arsenal Technical High School in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he was twice named to the All-State basketball team. He played collegiately for the University of Michigan where he was named to the All-Big Ten team and led Michigan in scoring each year from 1936-1938. Townsend was nicknamed the “Houdini of the Hardwood” because he was a talented scorer, strong rebounder and unusually adept ball-handler for a big man. In 1938, his senior year, he was named a consensus All-American. Townsend’s professional basketball career was limited because of his law practice and his service in World War II. His grandson, Eric Montross, played in the National Basketball Association.
|John Frederick Townsend||Born: Sep 20, 1916||Died: Dec 4, 2001||Hometown:||Indianapolis, Ind.|
|REGULAR SEASON RECORD|
|Major League Totals||34||77||92||246||7.2|
|Major League Totals||7||8||17||33||4.7|