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SLC98012803-28 JAN 1998-SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH USA: Utah Jazz guard John Stockton (R) gets a pass off against Seattle Supersonics Guard Gary Payton (L) in first half NBA action at the Delta Center January 28..UPI mm/Michael J. Miller
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John Houston Stockton (born March 26, 1962) is a retired American professional basketball player (NBA) who spent his entire career (1984–2003) as a point guard for the Utah Jazz of the NBA. Stockton is regarded as one of the best point guards of all time, holding the NBA records for most career assists and steals by considerable margins.

Stockton was born in Spokane, Washington to Clementine Frei and Jack Stockton. He attended grade school at St. Aloysius and moved on to high school at Gonzaga Prep, graduating in 1980. He then played college basketball for Gonzaga University in his hometown where he averaged 20.9 points per game while shooting 57% from the field in his senior year. His grandfather, Hust Stockton had also been a well known athlete at Gonzaga. Hust was a member of the Frankford Yellow Jackets, winners of the National Football League championship in 1926.

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