Julius Keye

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Julius Keye (September 5, 1946–September 13, 1984) was an American professional basketball player.

A 6'10" forward/center from South Carolina State University[1] and Alcorn State University, Keye played six seasons (1969–1975) in the American Basketball Association as a member of the Denver Rockets and the Memphis Sounds. He averaged 7.6 points per game and 11.0 rebounds per game in his career and represented Denver in the 1971 ABA All-Star Game.[2]

Keye shares the ABA record (with Caldwell Jones) for blocked shots in a single game with 12, obtained against the Virginia Squires on December 14, 1972.[3]

In 1984, Keye died of head injuries suffered during an epileptic seizure. He was 38 years old.[4]


  1. ^ Julius Keye statistics Archived 2007-12-17 at the Wayback Machine. at Database-Basketball.com
  2. ^ Julius Keye. basketball-reference.com
  3. ^ The Official NBA Basketball Encyclopedia,. Villard Books. 1994. p. 209. ISBN 0-679-43293-0. 
  4. ^ Known Deceased Basketball Individuals at APBR.org