George H. Bon Salle
George H. Bon Salle was born in Chicago in Illinois in 1935. He is a former professional basketball player. Salle is known as the best basketball player ever in Loyola Academy. This is a creative scorer, a skillful passer, a defensive enforcer and also a rebounding presence athlete. Standing 6’8 tall, in a forward position he played at the Loyola Academy prior to playing at the University of Illinois. George weighed 220 lbs and went to the Loyola Academy in Wilmette in Illinois. He did his college education from the University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign. In 1953, he led his Rambler team to the Catholic League North Section Championship. Later on, he captured All-Catholic League along with All-City Honors.
In 1957, during the professional draft he got selected by the Syracuse Nationals of the NBA draft. He was drafted in the first round of the 7th pick of the 7th overall game. But, Bon never played for this team and spent most of his professional time with the other team, the Denver Truckers of the National Industrial Basketball League. His jersey number allotted to him was 33. Further, he played briefly for the Chicago Packers team of NBA during the 1961 62 season. Presently, the team has changed their name from Chicago Packers to the Washington Wizards.
During the 1961-62 season, he played around 3 games for the Chicago Packers team. During this period, he scored 2 field goals, 8 field goal attempts with .250 field goal percentage. He managed 2 total rebounds and 4 points.
During his senior years in 1957, Bon was awarded with All American team honors. He won a gold medal at the Pan-American Games in 1959.