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Dom Flora

Sport: Basketball

Born: June 12, 1935

Town: Jersey City, New Jersey

Dominick A. Flora was born December 12, 1935 in Jersey City. He was one of seven children. Dom learned to play basketball on the playgrounds and in the gyms of Jersey City. He blended slick, flashy ball handing with an accurate jumpshot. For much of his career at Dickinson High School, he faced double-teams every time down the court. If he didn’t find an open shot or an open teammate, he was a master at drawing fouls. A gifted all-around athlete, Dom also starred on the baseball diamond as a shortstop and pitcher.

Dom earned a scholarship to Washington & Lee and started as a freshman. He teamed with upper classman Lee Marshall ot give the Generals a formidable one-two scoring punch. In the early 1950s, breaking the 2,000-point barrier during a collegiate career was considered quite a feat. In four years, Dom netted 2,310 and averaged just over 21 per game. Dom also starred on the Washington & Lee baseball squad.

In 1956–57, Dom was selected All-Southern Conference in basketball. As a senior in 1957–58, he was the conference Player of the Year and earned All-America honorable mention in a season when Wilt Chamberlain, Elgin Baylor and Oscar Robertson also were picked. He graduated as the fifth-highest scorer in NCAA history.

Ranked among the top point guards in the NBA draft, Dom was picked by the Boston Celtics in the fourth round with the 31st overall pick. He had almost no chances of cracking the Boston lineup and, in the end, never played a minute in the NBA.

Dom moved back to New Jersey and kept his hand in sports in a number of ways. In the 1970s, he went to work for the Cosmos soccer team, heading up their marketing department. After the NASL folded, he continued to work in the sport until retiring to Nashanic Station. In 1989, Dom was part of the second class of inductees in the Washington & Lee Hall of Fame.

 

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