Jay Vincent

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Jay Vincent
No. 31, 30, 3
Small forward
Personal information
Born (1959-06-10) June 10, 1959 (age 55)
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school Lansing Eastern (Lansing, Michigan)
College Michigan State (1977–1981)
NBA draft 1981 / Round: 2 / Pick: 24th overall
Selected by the Dallas Mavericks
Pro playing career 1981–1993
Career history
19811986 Dallas Mavericks
1986–1987 Washington Bullets
19871989 Denver Nuggets
1989 San Antonio Spurs
1989 Philadelphia 76ers
1989–1990 Los Angeles Lakers
1990–1991 Philips Milano (Italy)
1991–1992 Baker Livorno (Italy)
1992–1993 Robe di Kappa Torino (Italy)
1993 Goccia di Carnia Udine (Italy)
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 8,729 (15.2 ppg)
Rebounds 3,167 (5.5 rpg)
Assists 1,124 (2.0 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Jay Fletcher Vincent (born June 10, 1959) is a retired American professional basketball player.

A 6'7" forward, Vincent played at Michigan State University under coach, Jud Heathcote, where he teamed with Magic Johnson and Greg Kelser to win the 1979 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. Vincent won the Big Ten scoring championship in his junior and senior years. He was then selected by the Dallas Mavericks in the second round of the 1981 NBA Draft (24th overall pick), and he went on to have a productive 9-year NBA career, playing for the Mavericks (1981–86), Washington Bullets (1986–87), Denver Nuggets (1987–89), San Antonio Spurs (1989), Philadelphia 76ers (1989–1990) and Los Angeles Lakers (1990). He concluded his NBA career in 1990 with 8,729 career points, 3,167 career rebounds, and 1,124 career assists.

Vincent is the older brother of seven-year NBA player and former NBA coach, Sam Vincent.

In August 2010 it was revealed that an East Lansing, Michigan, company owned by Jay Vincent was involved in a scam that defrauded about 20,000 people across the country out of more than $2 million. On August 18, 2010, Vincent and another man were indicted by a federal grand jury on mail fraud charges stemming from conduct between 2006 and 2009.[1] Vincent later pleaded guilty.[2] In July 2011 he voluntarily revoked his bond and was jailed ahead of his September 2, 2011, sentencing.[3]

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