Don Lofgran ’46

Don Lofgran, Class of 1946

Don Lofgran was the California State Basketball Player of the Year in 1946 at Tech before becoming a two-time All-American forward at the University of San Francisco in 1949 and 1950, leading the Dons to a national championship. He is credited by legendary basketball coach Pete Newell as the first to use the jump shot in basketball. He was the 11th pick in the NBA draft and played four years in the league, for the Syracuse Nationals, Indianapolis Olympians, Philadelphia Warriors and Milwaukee Hawks. He is a member of the U.S.F. Hall of Fame.

He died June 17, 1976.