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Jud Millhon, MD

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Jud Millhon, MD

  • Jud Millhon, MD

Birthdate: February 21, 1929 
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio
High School: Upper Arlington (1947)
College: Ohio Wesleyan (1951)

Judson Millhon was clearly one of the finest players ever to put on a basketball uniform at Ohio Wesleyan University.

He graduated in 1951 after a career in which he led the Battling Bishops and the Ohio Athletic Conference in points and rebounds for three consecutive years. He was the first OWU player to be selected as a first team All-American.

The center from Upper Arlington scored a school-record 556 points and grabbed 351 rebounds in his senior year. He grabbed 489 rebounds in his sophomore year to establish school and OAC records. He finished his career as the OAC's all-time leader in scoring and rebounding.

Millhon scored 54 points in a 1950 game against Ohio Northern and grabbed 31 rebounds against Marietta in 1948 – both OWU records.  He averaged 20.5 points and 18.8 rebounds as a sophomore, 23.1 and 192 as a junior and 25.3 and 16 as a senior.

He was as fourth-round draft choice of the NBA's Philadelphia Warriors, but couldn't sacrifice his studies in medical school while in Philadelphia and left the team. He had a long career as a respected doctor in central Ohio. 

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