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Oscar Alberto Furlong (born October 22, 1927 in Buenos Airesmarker) was an Argentinemarker basketball player who competed in the 1948 Summer Olympics and in the 1952 Summer Olympics.

Nicknamed Pillín, he started playing in the youth divisions of Club Gimnasia y Esgrima de Villa del Parque. After his debut in the first team in 1944, the team obtained 6 leagues of the now defunct amateur Argentine Basketball Federation.

In 1948 he was part of the Argentina national basketball team, which finished fifteenth in the 1948 tournament. Four years later he was a member of the basketball team which finished fourth. He played all eight games in the 1952 tournament.

Furlong's biggest success came when he won the world title with the national squad, at the first World Championship in 1950, being the star of the team, the top-scorer and the MVP of the tournament. He was the second top-scorer of the tournament with 67 points in 6 games (11,2 avg).

Furlong took early retirement in 1959 while playing for Parque, after a controversy during the military government that censured all the winners of the 1950 World Cup for receiving gifts for the achievement from Juan Perón, who had to flee after the coup d'état.

Oscar Furlong was inducted in the FIBA Hall of Fame in September 2007.


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