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Thomas Joseph Gola (born January 13, 1933, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a retired American basketball player.
Gola was praised as a great all-around player as a high school student at La Salle College High School, where he led the Explorers to a Philadelphia Catholic League Championship. He entered La Salle a year after another Philadelphia NBA hall of famer, Paul Arizin, graduated from Villanova. Gola came to national attention while playing for the hometown La Salle University Explorers men's basketball team in 1954 as an All-American forward. At 6'6" (198 cm), Gola was clearly a forward who could shoot/score, rebound and defend, but he also had the ballhandling (dribbling, passing) skills of a guard, and with his shooting range and All-Pro defensive skills, could play just as well in the backcourt.
After a phenomenal college career, Gola turned pro with the Philadelphia Warriors as a territorial draft pick. He teamed with All-Pros ... » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Doug McDermott Wins Player of the Year Honor From Associated Press
2014-04-03
... from the Associated Press since the awards started in 1947-48, In addition to McDermott, Patrick Ewing and Wayman Tisdale, the only other men to earn three straight First Team accolades from the Associated Press included Tom Gola, Oscar Robertson, ...
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  1. AP names McDermott college basketball's player of the year

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Doug McDermott Becomes NABC's 12th Three-Time First Team All-American
2014-03-26
Since the awards started in 1946-47, McDermott is just the 12th man to earn first team accolades three times, joining Ralph Beard, Tom Gola, Oscar Robertson, Jerry Lucas, Lew Alcindor, Pete Maravich, Bill Walton, David Thompson, Ralph Sampson, Patrick ...
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  1. McDermott named NABC All-American. Third time in his career

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Fashion Designer L'Wren Scott Found Dead In NYC Apartment
2014-03-17
This April 2, 1956, file photo shows George Yardley (12) Fort Wayne outreaching Tom Gola (15) of the Philadelphia Warriors, under his own basket to save the ball for the Pistons in Fort Wayne. Gola, the Hall of Fame basketball player who led La Salle ...
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    La Salle looks to stay hot in A-10 opener
    2014-03-12
    The teams split this season, with La Salle losing at St. Bonaventure, 66-51, and the Bonnies falling to the Explorers, 75-67, at Tom Gola Arena. "It's going to be a tough game," said guard Tyreek Duren, a second-team all-A-10 choice. "We both know what ...
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    1. Men's Basketball Atlantic 10 Tournament Primer

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    George Mason knocks off La Salle
    2014-03-07
    La Salle failed to close out another one Thursday night in a 59-57 Atlantic Ten loss to George Mason at Tom Gola Arena. Last season, La Salle was 7-1 in games decided by one or two points or games that went into overtime. This season, the Explorers are ...
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    1. La Salle falls short on senior day to George Mason, 59-57
    2. George Mason (10-18) at La Salle (14-14)
    3. Men's Basketball Falls To George Mason, 59-57, On Senior Night

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    Mack-Cali leases more than 480000 sq. ft. of NJ properties
    2014-03-06
    ... Edward Duenas of Cushman & Wakefield. Mack-Cali was represented in-house by Thomas Savoca, senior director of leasing. ... The tenant was represented by Eric Wahlers and Brian Lafond, both of Gola Corporate Real Estate. Mack-Cali was represented ...
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    1. Mack Cali Realty Corporation: Mack-Cali Leases Over 480000 Square Feet at ...

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    Men's Basketball Celebrates Senior Night On Thursday Versus George Mason ...
    2014-03-05
    Series History This season's matchup marks the first ever meeting between La Salle and George Mason. The teams have never met in non-conference play, but will meet for the first time as Atlantic 10 foes at Tom Gola Arena on Thursday evening. At a glance
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    1. La Salle Explorers vs. George Mason Patriots - 3/6/14

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    La Salle 64, Fordham 62: Duren's layup gives Explorers win over
    2014-03-02
    While La Salle turned the ball over twice more, the 13 offensive boards, five of which were grabbed by Wright, allowed for extra efforts. Up Next: La Salle hosts George Mason on Thursday at Tom Gola Arena. It will be senior night and Philahoops will ...
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    1. La Salle escapes Fordham on the road 64-62

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    Recap: La Salle vs. St Bonaventure
    2014-02-27
    Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Jerrell Wright and Tyreek Duren each scored 18 points as the La Salle Explorers handled the St. Bonaventure Bonnies, 75-67, in an Atlantic 10 Conference matchup at Tom Gola Arena. Tyrone Garland and Sam Mills ...
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    1. Men's Basketball Scores Final Eight Points To Beat St. Bonaventure, 75-67
    2. La Salle holds off St. Bonaventure, 70-67
    3. La Salle 75, St. Bonaventure 67: Explorers snap streak with win over

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