Corky Calhoun

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Corky Calhoun
Personal information
Born (1950-11-01) November 1, 1950 (age 69)
Waukegan, Illinois
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High schoolWaukegan (Waukegan, Illinois)
CollegePenn (1969–1972)
NBA draft1972 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4th overall
Selected by the Phoenix Suns
Playing career1972–1979
PositionSmall forward
Number20, 10
Career history
19721974Phoenix Suns
19741976Los Angeles Lakers
19761978Portland Trail Blazers
19781980Indiana Pacers
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points2,896 (5.3 ppg)
Rebounds1,962 (3.6 rpg)
Assists601 (1.1 apg)
Stats at

David "Corky" Calhoun (born November 1, 1950) is an American former professional basketball player. Calhoun played in the NBA from 1972-1980 after a collegiate career at the University of Pennsylvania. Calhoun was the 1st round selection (4th overall) of the Phoenix Suns in the 1972 NBA draft. He won an NBA Championship as a member of the 1976-1977 Portland Trail Blazers.

Basketball career[edit]

College career[edit]

Calhoun played college basketball for the University of Pennsylvania.[1] In 84 games for the Penn Quakers of the Ivy League, Calhoun averaged 12.7 points and 8.1 rebounds playing under Coach Chuck Daly. As a senior, Calhoun led Penn to the East Regional Final of the NCAA Tournament and a 25-3 record.[2]

NBA career[edit]

Calhoun was selected by the Phoenix Suns in the 1972 NBA Draft with the 4th overall pick and by the Kentucky Colonels in the 1972 American Basketball Association draft. Calhoun played for the Phoenix Suns for 3 years before being traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. He joined the Portland Trail Blazers as a free agent in 1976, and was a member of their championship team that year. After two seasons with the Blazers, Calhoun was traded to the Indiana Pacers where he was released in the middle of the 1980 season.


Calhoun considered playing in France after the NBA, but ultimately took a job offer from Mobil Oil Corporation (now Exxon Mobil) where he worked as U.S. fuels marketing coordinator.[3]

He currently is Vice President – Marketing at Capitol Petroleum Group LLC as reported


  1. ^ " Corky Calhoun page". Archived from the original on September 17, 2009. Retrieved November 29, 2008.
  2. ^ "1971-72 Penn Quakers Roster and Stats". College Basketball at
  3. ^ The 1976–77 NBA champion Portland Trail Blazers: 30 years later,, June 4, 2007