Kevin Joyce (basketball)
|Point guard / Shooting guard|
June 27, 1951 |
Bayside, New York
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Listed weight||190 lb (86 kg)|
|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|
|1975||San Diego Sails|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
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.
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.) He later played professionally in the American Basketball Association as a member of the Indiana Pacers, San Diego Sails and Kentucky Colonels.
- Barrier, Smith (1981). The ACC: Basketball Tournament Classic, page 80. Burlington, North Carolina: Metrosports.
- http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/9103152/the-unclaimed-medals-1972-us-men-basketball-team-star-latest-30-30-documentary-series. Retrieved on October 27, 2008.
- Kevin Joyce at Basketball-Reference.com
- Olympics Profile at DatabaseOlympics.com
- SC Athletic History as gamecocksonline.cstv.com