George Yardley was called “The Scoring Machine” when he broke the legendary Hank Luisetti’s Stanford record. He led the San Francisco Stewart’s Chevrolet team to the National AAU Championship in 1951. During the 1957-58 season, he became the first player to score 2,000 points in one NBA season. He played for Fort Wayne, Detroit and Syracuse from 1953-60. In 1996, he was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.
Inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 1997.
Plaque location: Stanford University