Jim Eakins

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Jim Eakins
Jim Eakins 1976.JPG
Eakins in 1976
Personal information
Born (1946-05-24) May 24, 1946 (age 72)
Sacramento, California
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High schoolEncina (Sacramento, California)
CollegeBYU (1965–1968)
NBA draft1968 / Round: 5 / Pick: 57th overall
Selected by the San Francisco Warriors
Playing career1968–1978
PositionCenter
Number42, 25, 33, 22, 24, 51
Career history
19681974Oakland Oaks / Washington Caps / Virginia Squires
19741975Utah Stars
1975–1976Virginia Squires
1976New York Nets
1976–1977Kansas City Kings
1977San Antonio Spurs
1978Milwaukee Bucks
Career highlights and awards
Career ABA and NBA statistics
Points8,255 (10.8 ppg)
Rebounds5,578 (7.3 rpg)
Blocks450 (1.0 bpg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

James Scott Eakins (born May 24, 1946) is a retired American professional basketball player.

A 6'11" center from Brigham Young University, Eakins was selected in the fifth round of the 1968 NBA draft by the San Francisco Warriors and in the 1968 ABA Draft by the Oakland Oaks.

Eakins played eight seasons (1968–1976) in the American Basketball Association as a member of the Oakland Oaks, Washington Caps, Virginia Squires, Utah Stars, and New York Nets. He won ABA championships in 1969 with the Oakland Oaks and in 1976 with the New York Nets. Eakins also represented Virginia in the 1974 ABA All-Star Game.

After the ABA–NBA merger in 1976, Eakins played in the NBA until 1978 as a member of the Kansas City Kings, San Antonio Spurs, and Milwaukee Bucks. In his ABA/NBA career, he scored 8,255 points and grabbed 5,578 rebounds.

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