Jamaal Wilkes' smooth subtle style of play although often overlooked by fans, was admired by his peers. For the most part, his achievements during his 12-year career were seldom rewarded with fanfare. But he won wherever he played. Wilkes entered the NBA after earning All-American honors at UCLA as well as being a key player on two undefeated NCAA championship teams and made an immediate impact with the Golden State Warriors as a rookie for the 1975 NBA Champions. He was also an essential member of the Los Angeles Lakers teams known as Showtime that captured three titles in the early 1980s. more...
Full Name: Jamaal Wilkes (born Jackson Keith Wilkes) Born: 5/2/53 in Santa Barbara, Cal. High School: Santa Barbara High School College: UCLA Drafted by: Golden State Warriors, 1974 (11th overall) Transactions: Signed as free agent with the LA Lakers in 1977 Height: 6-6; Weight: 190 lbs.
Nickname: Silk Honors: NBA champion (1975, '80, '82, '85); 1975 NBA Rookie of the Year; Three-time NBA All-Star (1976, '81, '83); NBA All-Defensive Second Team in 1976, '77.