Ennis Whatley

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Ennis Whatley
Personal information
Born (1962-08-11) August 11, 1962 (age 54)
Birmingham, Alabama
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 177 lb (80 kg)
Career information
High school Phillips (Birmingham, Alabama)
College Alabama (1981–1983)
NBA draft 1983 / Round: 1 / Pick: 13th overall
Selected by the Kansas City Kings
Playing career 1983–1998
Position Point guard
Number 3, 2, 1, 4, 8
Career history
19831985 Chicago Bulls
1985 Cleveland Cavaliers
1986 Washington Bullets
1986 San Antonio Spurs
1986–1987 Washington Bullets
1988 Atlanta Hawks
1989 Los Angeles Clippers
1989 San Miguel Beermen
1990 Presto Tivolis
1992 Portland Trail Blazers
1992–1993 Hapoel Gvat/Yagur
19931995 Atlanta Hawks
1997 Portland Trail Blazers
1997–1998 Žalgiris Kaunas
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Ennis Whatley (born August 11, 1962) is a retired American professional basketball player who was selected by the Kansas City Kings in the first round (13th overall) of the 1983 NBA draft. Whatley played in ten NBA seasons. A 6'3" (1.90 m) and 177 lb (80 kg) guard, he played for the Chicago Bulls, then as backcourt partner of a rookie named Michael Jordan, the Cleveland Cavaliers, Washington Bullets, San Antonio Spurs, Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Clippers and Portland Trail Blazers. Whatley's best year as a professional came during the 1986–87 season as a Bullet, when he appeared in 73 games and averaged 8.5 points per game (ppg). In 10 NBA seasons, Whatley played in a total of 385 games and scored 2,150 points, thus averaging 5.6 ppg.

Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Whatley attended Phillips High School and the University of Alabama.

Philippine Basketball Association[edit]

Whatley had experienced some success in the Philippines when he played as an import in the Philippine Basketball Association in 1989. In the Reinforced Conference of that season, he helped the San Miguel Beermen become only the second team in PBA history to achieve the Grand Slam by leading them to the third and final conference championship.

He came in as a replacement for former Indiana University standout and future Sacramento Kings coach Keith Smart, who was sent home after five games.

Whatley would return to the PBA in 1990, playing for Presto Tivoli.

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