Spencer Haywood

School: 
Height: 
6-8
Position: 
Forward/Center
Hometown: 
Detroit, MI
High School: 
Pershing High School
  • NCAA unanimous first-team All-American in 1969
  • All-American Recognition: 1969 (Associated Press 1st Team, Converse 1st Team, National Association of Basketball Coaches 1st Team, United Press International 1st Team, United States Basketball Writers Association 1st Team)
  • Led the nation in rebounding in 1969. Finished 4th in scoring and 17th in field-goal percentage
  • Did not play in NCAA Tournament or NIT
  • Averaged 28.2 points and 22.1 rebounds per game in one junior college season with Trinidad State (CO)
  • Leading scorer (16.1 points per game) for 1968 U.S. Olympic team shot 71.9 percent from the floor
  • Signed as an undergraduate free agent after sophomore season by the ABA's Denver Rockets in 1969.

Season

G

FGM

FGA

FG%

3PT

3PTA

3PT%

FTM

FTA

FT%

RB

RBA

PTS

AVG

1968-69

24

288

508

.567

195

254

.768

530

22.1

771

32.1

  • NOTES: Haywood was the first black to sign with Tennessee but transferred to J.C. for academic reasons. . . . Statistics include a couple of games vs. Canadian colleges--Windsor and Western Ontario--that the NCAA didn't count.