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Pat Tallent
Pat  Tallent

Basketball (Inducted 1993)



Pat Tallent, who led the Colonials in scoring three times during the mid-1970s, is among GW's all-time leading scorer for men's basketball with 1,725 points. A 6-foot-3 guard from Langley (KY) Maytown High School, he averaged 20.8 points in three varsity seasons while his GW teams won 57 or 83 games, including a 20-7 mark in 1975-76.

Coached by his older brother, Bob - a GW Athletic Hall of Fame inductee in 1990 - Tallent hit for 30 or more points nine times during his varsity career (tops being 38 against VMI) and was held to less than double figures only four times in three seasons. The backcourt sharpshooter connected on better than half of his field goal attempts (.501), 752 pf 1502, many of which would have been from three-point range in today's game.

Team captain and MVP in both 1975 and '76, Tallent majored in accounting, and earned Academic All-America honors in '75 and '76. Following his prolific cage career at GW, Tallent was a sixth round draft choice of the Washington Bullets in 1976.

Tallent is the retired chief financial officer for World Resources Co. (WRC), a leader in the hazardous waste recycling industry headquartered in McLean, VA. In addition, he continues to compete athletically as one of the Washington area's and nation's top amateur golfers as a member of Congressional Country Club. In September 2014, Tallent won the United States Golf Association's (USGA) Senior Amateur Championship as the top amateur golfer in the country aged 55-or-older.

Tallent and his wife, Cindy, have three daughters.