|Born||November 30, 1955|
San Diego, California
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||203 lb (92 kg)|
|High school||Patrick Henry (San Diego, California)|
|College||San Diego State (1974–1978)|
|NBA draft||1978 / Round: 3 / Pick: 63rd overall|
|Selected by the Phoenix Suns|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
|1983–1984||Maccabi Tel Aviv|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||1,257 (3.8 ppg)|
|Rebounds||916 (2.8 rpg)|
|Assists||343 (1.0 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Joel Bruce Kramer (born October 30, 1955) is a retired American professional basketball player. He was a 6' 7" and 203 lb small forward and played college basketball at San Diego State University. He had a five-year career in the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1978–1983.
Kramer was born in San Diego, California, and is Jewish. He attended Patrick Henry High School in San Diego. There, he played for the basketball team and was League Player of the Year and All-California Interscholastic Federation his senior season.
Kramer played college basketball on a basketball scholarship at San Diego State University, during which he averaged 9.6 points and 7.2 rebounds per game, while shooting .521 from the field. After recovering from a broken foot, he averaged over 9 rebounds per game his last two seasons. In 1977-78, he set a school consecutive free throw record of 33. As a senior, he was named 1978 Pacific Coast Athletic Association Player of the Year.
Kramer was selected with the 19th pick of the third round by the Phoenix Suns in the 1978 NBA Draft. He had a five-year career in the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1978–1983, primarily at center and power forward. In his rookie season, he played in 82 games, tying for the NBA lead, and in 1980-81 he was third in the NBA with 82 games played.
After playing for the Suns, Kramer continued his playing career in Israel with Maccabi Tel Aviv, for whom he played for just a few months after signing for a reported $100,000 a year. He was released in January 1984.
- Joel Kramer Stats | Basketball-Reference.com
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