January 12, 1963 |
|Listed height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Listed weight||180 lb (82 kg)|
|High school||John Marshall (Chicago, Illinois)|
|NBA draft||1986 / Undrafted|
|Number||10, 7, 5|
|1987||West Palm Beach Stingrays|
|1988||Rapid City Thrillers|
|1988||Palm Beach Stingrays|
|1990||Golden State Warriors|
|1991||Swift Mighty Meaties|
|1992||Shell Rimula X|
|1992–1993||Fort Wayne Fury|
|1994–1995||Gimnasia y Esgrima de Comodoro Rivadavia|
|1996–1997||Quad City Thunder|
|1997–1999||Komfort Stargard Szczec|
|1999–2000||Quad City Thunder (asst.)|
|2000–2001||La Crosse Bobcats (asst.)|
|2001–2002||Sioux Falls Skyforce|
|2002–2004||North Charleston Lowgators (asst.)|
|2004–2005||Dallas Mavericks (asst.)|
|2005–2006||Gary Steelheads (asst.)|
|2006||Harlem Globetrotters (asst.)|
|2012–2013||Charlotte Christian School (asst. girls')|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Kelvin Parnell Upshaw (born January 24, 1963) is a retired American professional basketball player. He is a 6'2" (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) guard and played competitively at Marshall High School, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College and the University of Utah. He played 120 games in the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1988 to 1991 averaging 5.4 ppg, 2.1 apg and 1.2 rpg in 12.6 mpg.
Upshaw played with the Miami Heat, the Boston Celtics, the Golden State Warriors and with the Dallas Mavericks. He also played professionally in Stargard Szczeciński, Poland (Komfort Stargard Szczec), Italy (Scavolini Pesaro), Argentina, Philippines, and in the CBA with the Quad City Thunder, Albany Patroons, Rapid City and Jacksonville Jets. He was selected in the second round of the 1986 CBA Draft by the Jets.
After spending the 1986–1987 season with the Jacksonville (later Mississippi) Jets, Upshaw signed with the West Palm Beach Stingrays of the USBL in the spring of 1987. The Jets cut Upshaw on May 26, 1987 due to injury but recalled Upshaw in late June. Upshaw returned to the Mississippi Jets later in 1987 and was selected to the 1988 CBA All-Star Game. Upshaw later played for the CBA's Rapid City Thrillers for the rest of the season.
Upshaw signed with the Palm Beach Stingrays in June 1988. Upshaw then played for the CBA's Albany Patroons for most of the 1988–1989 season. In January 1989, Upshaw signed with the NBA's Miami Heat. In two ten-day contracts with the Heat, Upshaw played in nine games and averaged 6.8 points, 1.5 rebounds, 3.7 assists. Upshaw re-joined the Patroons on February 7. The NBA's Boston Celtics signed Upshaw in March 1989 to relieve the injured Ramón Rivas. Upshaw played in 23 games for the Celtics averaging 6.3 points, 1.4 rebounds, and 2.2 assists. The Boston Globe noted at the time, "Upshaw has brought to Boston instant up-tempo offense along with tough, chest-to-chest defense against some of the league's best (Isiah Thomas, Mo Cheeks), as well as a certain sang froid in delivering the big jumper."
A week after being waived, Upshaw re-signed with the Celtics on November 24, 1989 and was waived again on December 26, 1989. In 14 games at the beginning of the 1989–90 season with Boston, Upshaw averaged 7.0 points, 1.6 rebounds, and 4.2 assists.
Upshaw signed the first of two ten-day contracts with the Dallas Mavericks on January 6, 1990 and played three games with the Mavericks with very few minutes per game. On February 28, 1990, Upshaw signed a season-long contract with the Golden State Warriors and averaged 5.6 points in 23 games.
In 1991, Upshaw played in the Philippine Basketball Association for the Swift Mighty Meaties then went on to join the CBA's Bakersfield Jammers and was traded to the Fort Wayne Fury in a dispersal draft after the Jammers folded. In the summer of 1992, Upshaw returned to play in the Philippine Basketball Association this time with Shell Rimula X before joining the Fury. In February 1993, Upshaw left the Fury to spend time with his family and work at a youth center.
In 2004, he was named as player development coach for the Dallas Mavericks.
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