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Bill Wennington
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Center
Born April 26, 1963 (1963-04-26) (age 46)
Montreal, Quebec
Nationality Canadian
Listed height 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight 245 lb (111 kg)
College St. John's (New York City)
Draft 16th overall, 1985
Dallas Mavericks
Pro career 1985–2000
Former teams Dallas Mavericks 1985–1990
Sacramento Kings 1990–1991, 1999–2000
Virtus Bologna 1991–93
Chicago Bulls 1994–99

William ("Bill") Percey Wennington (born April 26, 1963 in Montreal, Quebec) is a retired Canadian basketball player in the National Basketball Association who won three NBA championships with the Chicago Bulls. A center, he was also a member of two Canadian Olympic Basketball Teams (1984 and 1992) and the 1983 World University Games team that won gold against the USA. Wennington has been inducted into the Quebec Basketball Hall of Fame and the Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame.

Wennington attended Brookville, New York's Long Island Lutheran Middle and High School and St. John's University, playing on one NCAA Final Four team under legendary basketball coach Lou Carnesecca. He was drafted in the first round of the 1985 NBA Draft by the Dallas Mavericks, where he played his first several seasons. Before joining the Chicago Bulls, he spent a few notable years in Italy playing for Virtus (Knorr) from Bologna.

In 1998, Chicago-area McDonald's restaurants sold a sandwich named after Wennington called the Beef Wennington.[1]

Wennington now serves as a radio color commentator for the Bulls.[2]

References

  1. ^ Elliott Harris. "Beefing up his role - Bulls' Wennington latest burger celebrity". Chicago Sun-Times. March 8, 1998. Sports, 14.
  2. ^ Chicago Bulls Basketball. ESPN 1000 AM. Retrieved on January 22, 2009.

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