January 21, 1960 |
Fort Worth, Texas
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||210 lb (95 kg)|
|College||North Texas (1979–1983)|
|NBA draft||1983 / Round: 2 / Pick: 47th overall|
|Career highlights and awards|
Kenneth Lyons (born January 21, 1960) is a retired American basketball player who is best known for his collegiate career at North Texas State University (now known as the University of North Texas) between 1979–80 and 1982–83. Standing at 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) and weighing 210 pounds (95 kg), Lyons played power forward
During Lyons' four year NCAA Division I career he compiled 2,291 points and 1,020 rebounds, joining an exclusive list of Division I men's basketball players to achieve both of those milestones. Through 2009–10 he is the highest scorer in UNT history. Lyons averaged 20.6 points and 9.2 rebounds per game for his career, and as a senior was named the Southland Conference Men's Basketball Tournament co-MVP with Lamar's Lamont Robinson.
The Philadelphia 76ers selected Lyons in the second round (47th overall) in the 1983 NBA Draft, but he ultimately never played a game in the league. In 1993, North Texas enshrined him in their school's athletics hall of fame.
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