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Jon Feldman
Jon  Feldman

Basketball (Inducted 1980)



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Jon Feldman ('62) was captain of the Colonials' men's basketball team during his junior and senior years, and won the Tommy O'Brien Award for outstanding GW basketball player both years. He made the All-Southern Conference Basketball team (where he averaged about 20 points a game) and the UPI First Team Small America (for players under 5-feet-10 inches) in his sophomore, junior and senior years, where he earned an honorable mention each year he played. He was holder of the Southern Conference Tournament single game scoring record (45 points), member of the GW Southern Conference Championship Team and MVP in the Southern Conference Tournament in his junior year. He was Outstanding Amateur Athlete in D.C. in 1961.

Feldman led the GW men's basketball team to its second NCAA tournament berth in 1961. His career highlight was a 42-point game in a 97-93 victory over Jerry West and No. 3-ranked West Virginia in 1960.

Feldman earned a law degree at GW in 1966, and went on to become a public defender in Washington, D.C. He later practiced law as Feldman & Feldman with his twin brother Jeff (who also played basketball for the GW Colonials) in New Jersey. Feldman passed away in 1997. He attended Newark's West Side High School, and was married to wife Elba.