John Givens was a three-sport star at McHenry High School in Louisville. After service in the  the U.S. Army Air Corp. during World War II, Givins  attended Western Kentucky University were he played varisty basketball for four years. Givins played professional basketball for one season with the Sheboygan Redskins, who won the championship of the National Professional Basketball League. Givens coached high school basketball in Indiana from 1952 until 1964 and then had had a successful three year stint at Highlands University in Las Vegas, Nevada. During the 1967-68 season, Givens coached the the Kentucky Colonels in the inagural season of the American Basketball Association.


JOHN GIVENS Height: 6:00 Weight: 170 College: Western Kentucky’50
John Givens Jr. Born:  May 12, 1926 Died: Dec 8, 2009 Hometown: Louisville, Ky.
Year Team League     GA FGM FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1944-46 US  Army Air Corp. Military Service
1946-47 Western Kentucky College
1947-48 Western Kentucky College
1948-49 Western Kentucky College 27 86 55 227 7.3
1949-50 Western Kentucky College
1950-51 Sheboygan NPBL 44 188 193 277 .697 569 12.9
Major League Totals 44 188 193 277 .697 569 12.9
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