Goo Kennedy

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Goo Kennedy
No. 50, 55, 44, 30
Power forward / Center
Personal information
Born (1949-08-23) August 23, 1949 (age 65)
Charlotte, North Carolina
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
College Fort Worth CC (1968–1970)
TCU (1970–1971)
NBA draft 1971 / Round: 9 / Pick: 139th overall
Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers
Pro career 1971–1977
Career history
19711974 Dallas Chaparrals / San Antonio Spurs (ABA)
1974–1975 Spirits of St. Louis (ABA)
1975 Utah Stars (ABA)
1976–1977 Houston Rockets
Career ABA and NBA statistics
Points 2,739 (8.2 ppg)
Rebounds 1,866 (5.6 rpg)
Assists 299 (0.9 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Eugene "Goo" Kennedy (born August 23, 1949) is a retired American professional basketball player.

A 6'5" forward/center, Kennedy played one season (1970–71) of college basketball at Texas Christian University, and was named the Southwest Conference Player of the Year after leading the TCU Horned Frogs to the conference championship. He averaged 16.6 rebounds per game that season, with a high of 28 versus the University of Arkansas.[1]

After college, Kennedy played four seasons in the American Basketball Association as a member of the Dallas Chaparrals, San Antonio Spurs, Spirits of St. Louis, and Utah Stars. He then played one season in the National Basketball Association with the Houston Rockets. He averaged 8.2 points and 5.6 rebounds per game during his professional career.[2]

As of 2003, Kennedy was working for the Special Education/Alternative Education Center of the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District in Texas. He and his wife, Mary, have raised more forty foster children over the years.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b TCU Lettermen's Hall of Fame Banquet Set For Friday. TCU Athletics. September 4, 2003. Retrieved on September 20, 2009.
  2. ^ Goo Kennedy statistics. basketball-reference.com. Retrieved on September 20, 2009.