Former NBA player Tate George on trial for wire fraud


tate-georgeA former NBA player best known for his 1990 NCAA tournament buzzer-beater for Connecticut is on trial in Trenton on federal charges of wire fraud, AP reported.

Tate George is accused of carrying out a Ponzi scheme from 2005 to early 2011, netting him $2 million. He has denied wrongdoing.

Prosecutors say George used money investors sank into his purported real estate firm to pay previous investors or for home improvements and personal expenses.

Detroit Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva testified Tuesday that he was swindled out of $250,000 by his fellow UConn alum, The Trentonian newspaper reported.

George spent four seasons in the NBA with the New Jersey Nets and Milwaukee Bucks. But he’s best known for catching a full-court pass and sinking a jumper at the buzzer to give UConn a victory in a 1990 NCAA regional semifinal against Clemson.

George played 4 seasons in the NBA, three of them with New Jersey Nets. He averaged career high 6.0 ppg for the team in 1991-92 season.

In total, George played in 177 NBA games, started in 14 of them. He holds career averages of 4.2 ppg in 11.4 mpg.

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