August 3, 1938|
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||220 lb (100 kg)|
|High school||Princeton (Princeton, Illinois)|
|NBA draft||1959 / Round: 2 / Pick: 9th overall|
|Selected by the Philadelphia Warriors|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||398 (3.5 ppg)|
|Rebounds||286 (2.5 rpg)|
|Assists||48 (0.4 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Joseph "Joe" Ruklick (born August 3, 1938) is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the NBA. The 6'9", 220 lb, center-forward is an alumnus of Princeton High School and Northwestern University.
Ruklick also guarded Chamberlain in his (Chamberlain's) first collegiate game. Wilt managed 52 points (still a Kansas single-game record) and 31 rebounds (also a Kansas single-game Record). After Wilt's 100 point performance Ruklick quipped "I held him to 52"
- Joe Ruklick, Basketball-Reference.com. Accessed November 1, 2007.
- Berkow, Ira. "PRO BASKETBALL; A Footnote To History After 40 Years", The New York Times, July 2, 2002. Accessed November 1, 2007. "Ruklick's contribution to the record? He threw the pass to Chamberlain with 46 seconds left in the game for the basket that resulted in the 99th and 100th points."