Earl Tatum

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Earl Tatum
No. 43, 35
Shooting guard / Small forward
Personal information
Born (1953-07-26) July 26, 1953 (age 61)
Mount Vernon, New York
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school Mount Vernon
(Mount Vernon, New York)
College Marquette (1972–1976)
NBA draft 1976 / Round: 2 / Pick: 21st overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
Pro playing career 1976–1980
Career history
19761977 Los Angeles Lakers
1977–1978 Indiana Pacers
1978 Boston Celtics
1978–1979 Detroit Pistons
1979–1980 Cleveland Cavaliers
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 2,508 (9.6 ppg)
Rebounds 682 (2.6 rpg)
Assists 507 (1.9 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

William Earl Tatum (born July 26, 1953) is a retired American professional basketball player born in Mount Vernon, New York. He was a 6'4½" (194 cm) 185 lb (84 kg) guard who played high school basketball at Mount Vernon, where he was selected large-school player of the year by the New York State Sportswriters Association in 1972, and collegiately at Marquette University.

Tatum was selected with the 4th pick of the second round in the 1976 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. He played for five teams in 4 years, his final season spent with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 1979–80.

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