Born January 8, 1924 Hook Dillon played in the NBA mainly as a Forward during their playing career, season(s): 1950-1950. John "Hook" Dillon was an American basketball player. He played collegiately for the University of North Carolina from 1945 to 1948. Prior to attending UNC, he previously played in the Savannah Ice Delivery city league and Benedictine Military Academy. Dillon earned All-America honors in 1946 and 1947.