Jeff Wilkins (basketball)

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Jeff Wilkins
Personal information
Born (1955-03-09) March 9, 1955 (age 60)
Chicago, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school Hales Franciscan (Chicago, Illinois)
Elgin (Elgin, Illinois)
College Black Hawk CC (1973–1974)
Illinois State (1974–1977)
NBA draft 1977 / Round: 2 / Pick: 37th overall
Selected by the San Antonio Spurs
Pro career 1977–1993
Position Center / Power forward
Number 53, 45
Career history
1977–1978 Mobiam Udine (Italy)
1978–1979 Efes Pilsen (Turkey)
1979–1980 Hawaii Volcanos (EPBL)
1980 Galleon Shippers (Philippines)
19801986 Utah Jazz
1986 San Antonio Spurs
1986–1987 Olympique Antibes (France)
1987 Montigoma Rieti (Italy)
1989-1990 Etoile de Voiron (France)
1992–1993 Le Mans (France)
Career NBA statistics
Points 3,575 (7.9 ppg)
Rebounds 2,574 (5.7 rpg)
Assists 462 (1.0 apg)
Stats at

Jeffrey "Jeff" Wilkins (born March 9, 1955) is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the NBA and other leagues. A 6'11" 230 lb center born in Chicago, Illinois, Wilkins played college basketball at Illinois State University and was selected with the 15th pick in the 2nd round of the 1977 NBA Draft by the San Antonio Spurs.

He signed with the Spurs in July 1977 but was waived prior to the start of the 1977–78 NBA season.[1] He began his NBA playing career in 1980 with the Utah Jazz and spent the majority of it with them, but due to a mid-season trade played out part of his final year with the Spurs in 1986.[1]

He holds career NBA averages of 7.9 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.0 assist per game. Wilkins also won a Turkish Basketball League championship with Efes Pilsen.[2]


  1. ^ a b Spurs History PDF (307 KiB); retrieved June 6, 2007
  2. ^ "1978-79 TBL season summary". 2011. Retrieved June 9, 2012. 

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