Born November 6, 1939 John Tresvant played in the NBA mainly as a Forward/Centre during their playing career, season(s): 1965-1973. John B. Tresvant is a retired American basketball player. A native of Washington, D.C., he played high school football and baseball, but not basketball as he was cut from the team. After graduating, he joined the U.S. Air Force. He was stationed at Paine Field in Everett, Washington and repaired aircraft radar units.