July 22, 1952 |
|Listed height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Listed weight||170 lb (77 kg)|
|High school||Hopkinsville (Hopkinsville, Kentucky)|
|NBA draft||1973 / Round: 4 / Pick: 55th overall|
|Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers|
|Number||10, 14, 15|
|1973–1974||San Antonio Spurs|
|1977||New Jersey Nets|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career ABA/NBA statistics|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
William Rodney "Bird" Averitt (born July 22, 1952) is a retired American basketball player.
Born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, he played collegiately for Pepperdine University. Afterward, he was drafted in the fourth round of the 1973 NBA draft by the Portland Trail Blazers and the second round of the 1973 ABA Draft by the San Diego Conquistadors.
He played for the San Antonio Spurs (1973–74) and Kentucky Colonels (1974–76) in the American Basketball Association for 236 games, winning the 1975 ABA championship with the Colonels. After the Colonels were disbanded as part of the ABA–NBA merger, Averitt joined the Buffalo Braves through the 1976 ABA dispersal draft, playing with that team for the 1976–77 season until joining the New Jersey Nets for the 1977–78 season, playing 130 games in the NBA with those two teams.
- Career statistics and player information from Basketball-Reference.com
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