Goo Kennedy

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Goo Kennedy
Personal information
Born (1949-08-23) August 23, 1949 (age 67)
Charlotte, North Carolina
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school West Charlotte
(Charlotte, North Carolina)
College
  • Fort Worth CC (1968–1970)
  • TCU (1970–1971)
NBA draft 1971 / Round: 9 / Pick: 139th overall
Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers
Playing career 1971–1978
Position Power forward / Center
Number 50, 55, 44, 30
Career history
19711974 Dallas Chaparrals / San Antonio Spurs
1974–1975 Spirits of St. Louis
1975 Utah Stars
1976–1977 Houston Rockets
Career highlights and awards
Career ABA and NBA statistics
Points 2,739 (8.2 ppg)
Rebounds 1,866 (5.6 rpg)
Assists 299 (0.9 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Eugene "Goo" Kennedy (born August 23, 1949) is a retired American professional basketball player.

A 6'7" forward/center, Kennedy played one season (1970–71) of college basketball at Texas Christian University, and was named the Southwest Conference Player of the Year after leading the TCU Horned Frogs to the conference championship. He averaged 16.6 rebounds per game that season, with a high of 28 versus the University of Arkansas.[1]

After college, Kennedy played four seasons in the American Basketball Association as a member of the Dallas Chaparrals, San Antonio Spurs, Spirits of St. Louis, and Utah Stars. He then played one season in the National Basketball Association with the Houston Rockets. He averaged 8.2 points and 5.6 rebounds per game during his professional career.[2]

In 1972 Kennedy had his firstborn child with his wife, Mary Kennedy. Later, in 2004 he had his first grandchild, Chase Kennedy who is now 12 and aspiring to be a great basketball player like his grandfather. also, he and his wife have raised over 40 foster children over the years.

References[edit]

  1. ^ TCU Lettermen's Hall of Fame Banquet Set For Friday. TCU Athletics. September 4, 2003. Retrieved on September 20, 2009.
  2. ^ Goo Kennedy statistics. basketball-reference.com. Retrieved on September 20, 2009.