Kevin Joyce (basketball)

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Kevin Joyce
No. 43
Point guard / Shooting guard
Personal information
Born (1951-06-27) June 27, 1951 (age 63)
Bayside, New York
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school Archbishop Molloy (Jamaica, New York)
College South Carolina (1970–1973)
NBA draft 1973 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11th overall
Selected by the Golden State Warriors
Career history
1973–1975 Indiana Pacers
1975 San Diego Sails
1975–1976 Kentucky Colonels
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

Kevin Francis Joyce (born June 27, 1951) is a retired American basketball player.

A 6'3" guard born in Bayside, New York, Joyce played at the University of South Carolina. During the 1971 ACC Tournament championship game, he out-jumped North Carolina's 6'10" Lee Dedmon with seconds left to tap the ball to Tom Owens. who made a lay-up to complete a dramatic come-from-behind victory.[1]

Joyce won a silver medal at the 1972 Summer Olympics as a member of the United States national basketball team, who lost a controversial final game to the Soviet Union. (The American team refused to accept the medals, which, as of 2013, sit in a vault in Switzerland.[2]) He later played professionally in the American Basketball Association as a member of the Indiana Pacers, San Diego Sails and Kentucky Colonels.


  1. ^ Barrier, Smith (1981). The ACC: Basketball Tournament Classic, page 80. Burlington, North Carolina: Metrosports. 

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