Bill Hannon

Bill Hannon
College Army
Sport Basketball
Position Center
Nickname Big Bill
Career 1951–1954
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Nationality American
Born (1932-08-29) August 29, 1932

Bill Hannon (born August 29, 1932) was an American college basketball player for Army from 1951 to 1954.

College career

Hannon played basketball at West Point during his sophomore, junior, and senior years. In his sophomore year of 1951-52, he set an Army record with 277 points, beating Dale Hall's mark of 273.[1] Hannon also led the nation in rebounding with 20.9 per game.[2]

In his senior year, Hannon scored 44 points in a game against New Mexico, which set a school record. He also pulled down 27 rebounds against Pittsburgh on February 22, 1954; this is still a school record.[3]

Overall, Hannon led Army in scoring and rebounding each of his three years. He finished his college career with 1,155 points and 1,101 rebounds, and both totals were school records at that time. His 19.0 career rebounding average in 58 games is still the highest in Army history.[3]

Later life

Hannon served in the U.S. Army and retired as a colonel. In 2015, he was inducted into the Army Sports Hall of Fame.[4]


  1. "Annual Report of the Superintendent: 1952 - United States Military Academy, West Point, New York", p. 84. Retrieved 2010-11-15. Archived January 9, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. "2009–10 NCAA Men's Basketball Records" (PDF). 2009–10 NCAA Men's Basketball Media Guide. National Collegiate Athletic Association. 2009. Retrieved 15 November 2010.
  3. 1 2 "2008-09 Army Basketball Media Guide". Retrieved 2010-11-15.
  4. "Nine To Be Inducted Into Army Sports Hall of Fame". June 18, 2015. Retrieved November 28, 2015.
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