February 22, 1948 |
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||235 lb (107 kg)|
|High school||Blackford (San Jose, California)|
|College||Santa Clara (1967–1970)|
|NBA draft||1970 / Round: 3 / Pick: 46th overall|
|Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers|
|Number||20, 21, 34|
|1981–1982||Portland Trail Blazers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Points||3,516 (4.8 ppg)|
|Rebounds||3,342 (4.6 rpg)|
|Assists||1,467 (2.8 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Dennis Wade Awtrey (born February 22, 1948) 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. Awtrey was also known for once having punched Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in the jaw. In 2012, Awtrey moved to Manzanita, Oregon, where he now operates a bed-and-breakfast.
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