Jim Washington

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Jim Washington
Personal information
Born (1943-07-01) July 1, 1943 (age 74)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school West Philadelphia Catholic
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
College Villanova (1962–1965)
NBA draft 1965 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6th overall
Selected by the St. Louis Hawks
Playing career 1965–1975
Position Power forward
Number 25, 7, 12
Career history
1965–1966 St. Louis Hawks
19661969 Chicago Bulls
1969 Sunbury Mercuries
19691971 Philadelphia 76ers
19711975 Atlanta Hawks
1975 Buffalo Braves
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 8,168 (10.6 ppg)
Rebounds 6,637 (8.6 rpg)
Assists 1,105 (1.4 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

James H. "Jumpin Jimmy" Washington (born July 1, 1943) is a former professional basketball player. A 6'6" forward born in Philadelphia and from Villanova University, he was selected by the St. Louis Hawks with the 6th pick of the 1965 NBA Draft. After one year with the Hawks, he joined the Chicago Bulls, where he became a fan favorite as the first Bull to average more than ten rebounds per game. In 1967–1968, he averaged 12.5 points and 10.1 rebounds; the following season, he averaged 14 points and 10.6 rebounds. Washington would also play for the Philadelphia 76ers, Atlanta Hawks (a later incarnation of the St. Louis Hawks), and the Buffalo Braves and retired with 6,637 career rebounds. Although Jimmy is listed as 6'6" he is actually 6'7". His Chicago Bulls coach, Johnny Kerr listed him as 6'6" to claim him as the shortest center in the league.

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