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William Johnson

National Wheelchair Basketball Hall of Fame Member Details

Year Inducted:

1973

 

 

 

Name:

William Johnson

 

 

Hometown:

 

 

 

Team History:

Long Beach Flying Wheels

 

 

NWBA Service:

So. Cal. Conf. Commissioner

 

 

Sports Biography:

Deemed as the "Best to ever play the game!" Member of 6 Long Beach Flying Wheels Championship Teams. Member of Flying Wheels team that won a record "5" consecutive championships. Also team member Pan Am Jets Championship team in 1959. Selected to NWBT All Tournament Team 9 times. Member of U.S. Paralympic Basketball Team (1960-Rome, 1964-Tokyo, 1968-Tel Aviv). Also competed in numerous Stoke Mandeville/Pan Am competitions.

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