Spencer Haywood
On the court, Spencer Haywood was such a devastating force in his prime that no opponent could defend him or keep him off the boards. Off the court, he had a lasting effect on the game of basketball, largely because he provided the 1970 legal test case that opened the NBA to undergraduate college players. At his best Haywood was as dominating as they come. As a 20-year-old rookie in 1969-70 he led the American Basketball Association in both scoring and rebounding. more...
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Complete Bio | Summary
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FG%
FT%
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760
.465
.800
7,038
9.3
1,351
1.8
14,592
19.2
Full Name: Spencer Haywood
Born: 4/22/49 in Silver City, Miss.
Junior College: Trinidad State (Colo.)
College: Detroit
Drafted by: Buffalo Braves, 1971 (30th pick)
Transactions: Signed with ABA's Denver Rockets after sophomore season, 8/16/69; Signed with NBA's Seattle SuperSonics, 1971; Traded to New York Knicks, 10/24/75; Traded to New Orleans, 1/5/79; Traded to Los Angeles Lakers, 9/13/79; Signed with Washington Bullets, 8/19/80.
Height: 6-9
Weight: 225 lbs.
High School: Pershing (Detroit)
Honors: NBA champion (1980); All-NBA First Team (1972, '73); All-NBA Second Team (1974, '75); Four-time All-Star (1972-75); Olympic gold medalist (1968)
ABA Honors: ABA MVP, All-Star First Team, Rookie of the Year, All-Star MVP (all 1970).