D.J. Foster | 8/12/11
College: University of North Carolina
Born: September 25, 1951
Hometown: Greensboro, North Carolina
Draft: Buffalo Braves, 1st Round (2nd overall), 1972
All-American at the University of North Carolina...Selected by the Buffalo Braves with the 2nd overall pick in the 1972 NBA Draft...Was the 1972-73 NBA Rookie of the Year averaging 18 points and 9.1 rebounds a game...Won the scoring title the following season by averaging 30.6 points per game on a league best 54.7 percent shooting from the field...Led the Braves to the franchise's first playoff appearance in 1973-74...Won the MVP award in the 1974-75 season by averaging a league best 34.5 points per game while leading the league in total rebounds, field goals made and minutes played...One of the youngest players to ever win the NBA MVP award at age 23...Led the Braves back to the playoffs in 1974-75...Won the league scoring title for the third year in a row in 1975-76, making him one of only six players to ever accomplish that feat...Led the Buffalo Braves to their first playoff series win over the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1975-76 season...Was traded to the New York Knicks partway through the 1976-77 season...Was a 5-time NBA All-Star...A 2-time NBA Champion...Played 14 seasons in the NBA in addition to six years professionally in Italy...Was named one of the 50 most influential personalities in European Club basketball over the last half century...Named to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2000...Currently an assistant coach with the Miami Heat...Widely considered to be one of the best shooting big men to ever play.
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