May 6, 1954 |
South Bend, Indiana
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||220 lb (100 kg)|
|High school||St. Joseph's
(South Bend, Indiana)
|NBA draft||1976 / Round: 3 / Pick: 43rd overall|
|Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers|
|Pro playing career||1976–1983|
|1976–1978||Los Angeles Lakers|
|1978–1980||Golden State Warriors|
|1981–1983||Basket Brescia (Italy)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||1,779 (5.6 ppg)|
|Rebounds||1,011 (3.2 rpg)|
|Assists||384 (1.2 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Thomas Craig "Tom" Abernethy (born May 6, 1954) is a retired American professional basketball player.
Born and raised in South Bend, Indiana, Abernathy starred at St. Joseph's High School and Indiana University, the 6'7" Abernethy was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in the third round of the 1976 NBA Draft. He spent five years in the league as a member of the Lakers, Golden State Warriors and Indiana Pacers. He amassed 1,779 career NBA points.
Abernethy now teaches children basketball at the IBA (Indiana Basketball Academy).
Abernethy's sons all played college basketball. Andy played for Bethel College in Mishawaka, while his twin brother Matt played at Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana. Matt won the 2003 Pete Maravich Award, given by the National Christian College Athletic Association. Andy's and Matt's younger brother Todd played ball for the University of Mississippi.
NBA career statistics
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
- Career statistics and player information from Basketball-Reference.com
- memorabilia @ America Online
- Tom Abernethy biography, pics and info at Lakers Players