Jim Usevitch

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Jim Usevitch is an American former professional basketball player.

A 6'9" center, Usevitch averaged 21 points and 14 rebounds per game as a senior at Ocean View High School (California) in 1981–82. He then played at Brigham Young University from 1982 to 1988,[1] and was an All-WAC honorable mention in his final season after posting averages of 14.8 points and 7.2 rebounds. He also tallied a team-high 41 blocks that year.[2] Usevitch's college career was interrupted for two seasons while he served as a Mormon missionary in New Zealand.[3]

After college, Usevitch competed professionally in Europe, Israel,[1] and the CBA.[4] In October 1991, Usevitch tried out for the Los Angeles Clippers of the NBA, but he was released by the team before the regular season began.[5]


  1. ^ a b Barbie Ludovise. "Ocean View Retires the Jerseys of Usevitch and Butler". Los Angeles Times. June 11, 1992. Sports, 10.
  2. ^ Brad Rock. "Despite fine year, Chatman's chances in draft are slim". Deseret News. June 26, 1988. Retrieved on December 28, 2009.
  3. ^ Steve Lowery. "Useful Usevitch; There Are Better Basketball Players, but None Work Harder Than Brigham Young Center". Los Angeles Times. February 13, 1988. Sports, 17.
  4. ^ "Moore tops National CBA Stars". USA Today. January 15, 1992. Sports, 7C.
  5. ^ Scott Howard Cooper. "Smith Has Surgery, Is Out Four to Six Weeks". Los Angeles Times. October 20, 1991. 13.

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