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John B. Tresvant (born November 6, 1939) is a retired American basketball player.

A 6'7" forward/center from Washington, DC, Tresvant played three seasons at Seattle University after serving in the United States Air Force.[1] He was selected by the St. Louis Hawks in the fifth round of the 1964 NBA Draft and played nine seasons in the league with St. Louis, the Detroit Pistons, the Cincinnati Royals, the Seattle SuperSonics, the Los Angeles Lakers, and the Baltimore Bullets, posting NBA career averages of 9.2 points and 6.3 rebounds.[2]

After retiring from basketball because of a knee injury, Tresvant worked as an industrial arts teacher. In 2006, he invented the Total Rebounder Exercise System (TRES), a basket designed for use in training young players in rebounding techniques.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Where Are They Now: John Tresvant". 2006-08-23. Retrieved 2009-08-14.  
  2. ^ John Tresvant Statistics at


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