Dennis Awtrey

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Dennis Awtrey
Personal information
Born (1948-02-22) February 22, 1948 (age 70)
Hollywood, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school Blackford (San Jose, California)
College Santa Clara (1967–1970)
NBA draft 1970 / Round: 3 / Pick: 46th overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Playing career 1970–1982
Position Center
Number 20, 21, 34
Career history
19701972 Philadelphia 76ers
19721974 Chicago Bulls
19741978 Phoenix Suns
1978–1979 Boston Celtics
1979 Seattle SuperSonics
1979–1980 Chicago Bulls
1980–1981 Seattle SuperSonics
1981–1982 Portland Trail Blazers
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points 3,516 (4.8 ppg)
Rebounds 3,342 (4.6 rpg)
Assists 1,467 (2.8 apg)
Stats at

Dennis Wade Awtrey (born February 22, 1948)[1] is a retired American professional basketball player. A 6'10" center from Santa Clara University, Awtrey was drafted by the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers in 1970. He played in the league for twelve seasons, spending time with the 76ers, Chicago Bulls, Phoenix Suns, Boston Celtics, Seattle SuperSonics, and Portland Trail Blazers. Awtrey had his finest season in 1974-1975, when he averaged 9.9 points and 8.6 rebounds as a member of the Suns.[2] Awtrey was also known for once having punched Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in the jaw.[3][4] In 2012, Awtrey moved to Manzanita, Oregon, where he now operates a bed-and-breakfast.[5]


  1. ^ "Alumni Profile". National Basketball Retired Players Association. 
  2. ^ "1974-75 Phoenix Suns". Land of Basketball. 
  3. ^ United Press International (May 4, 1986). "Team Called Sunderella Recalled: A Decade Ago They Gave Celtics a Scare in NBA Final". Los Angeles Times. 
  4. ^ Nidetz, Steve (April 29, 1993). "Nba Fighting Mad Again-or Maybe It's All Those Tv Replays". Chicago Tribune. 
  5. ^ Schoenfeld, Bruce (June–July 2014). "In Praise of the American Beach Town". National Geographic Traveller. 

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