Kenneth Lyons

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Kenneth Lyons
Power forward
Personal information
Born (1960-01-21) January 21, 1960 (age 54)
Fort Worth, Texas
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
College North Texas (1979–1983)
NBA draft 1983 / Round: 2 / Pick: 47th overall
Career highlights and awards
  • Leading scorer in North Texas history
  • North Texas Hall of Fame

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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