Elvin Hayes
One of the most talented power forwards ever to play the game, Elvin Hayes used his trademark turnaround jumper and aggressive defense to win a secure place in the NBA record books. Fifth on the all-time list in games (1,303) and third in minutes played (50,000), he missed only nine contests in his 16 years in the league, a tribute to his durability and conditioning. An All-Star for each of his first 12 seasons, he scored more points (27,313) than any other player in NBA history except for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, Wilt Chamberlain, Michael Jordan and Moses Malone. more...
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Complete Bio | Summary
G
FG%
FT%
Rebs
RPG
Asts
APG
Pts
PPG
1,303
.452
.670
16,279
12.5
2,398
1.8
27,313
21.0
Full Name: Elvin Ernest Hayes
Born: 11/17/45 in Rayville, La.
High School: Eula D. Britton (Rayville)
College: Houston
Drafted: San Diego Rockets, 1968 (first overall)
Transactions: Rockets moved to Houston, 1971; Traded to Baltimore Bullets, 6/23/72; Franchise renamed Capital Bullets ('73), then Washington Bullets ('74); Traded to Houston, 6/8/81.
Nickname: The Big E
Height: 6-9
Weight: 235 lbs.
Honors: Elected to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (1990); NBA champion (1978); All-NBA First Team (1975, '77, '79); All-NBA Second Team (1973, '74, '76); All-Defensive Second Team (1974, '75); All-Rookie Team (1969); 12-time All-Star (1969-80); One of 50 Greatest Players in NBA History ('96).