Ken Bannister

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Ken Bannister
Personal information
Born (1960-04-01) April 1, 1960 (age 56)
Baltimore, Maryland
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school Southwestern (Baltimore, Maryland)
College
NBA draft 1984 / Round: 7 / Pick: 156th overall
Selected by the New York Knicks
Playing career 1984–2000
Position Power forward / Center
Number 1, 51
Career history
1984–1985, 1985–1986 New York Knicks
1985 Long Island Knights (USBL)
1986, 1987 Staten Island Stallions (USBL)
1986–1987 Hapoel Holon (Israel)
1987 Quad City Thunder (CBA)
1987–1988, 1988–1989 Mississippi Jets/Wichita Falls Texans (CBA)
1988 Jersey Shore Bucs (USBL)
1989 Rockford Lightning (CBA)
19881991 Los Angeles Clippers
1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996 Miami Tropics/Treasure Coast Tropics (USBL)
1991 Albany Patroons/Cap. Reg. Pontiacs (CBA)
1991–1992, 1992–1993 Halifax Windjammers (WBL)
1993–1994 Tau Cerámica (Spain)
1994–1996 Zaragoza (Spain)
1996 Joventut Badalona (Spain)
1996–1997 Fuenlabrada (Spain)
1997 Atléticos de San Germán (Puerto Rico)
1997 Estudiantes de Olavarría (Argentina)
1998 Titanes de Morovis (Puerto Rico)
1998–1999 Franca (Brazil)
1999–2000 Ipiranga Santa Catarina (Brazil)
Career NBA statistics
Points 1,501
Rebounds 893
Assists 111
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Kenneth Darnell "Ken" Bannister (born April 1, 1960) is a retired American professional basketball player from Baltimore, Maryland who was selected by the New York Knicks in the 7th round (156th overall) of the 1984 NBA Draft. A 6'9" forward-center from Trinidad State Junior College, Indiana State University and Saint Augustine's College, Bannister played in 5 NBA seasons. He played for the Knicks from 1984 to 1986 and the Los Angeles Clippers from 1988 to 1991. During the 1986-87 season he played in Israel for Hapoel Holon.

In his NBA career, Bannister played in 253 games and scored a total of 1,501 points. His best season as a professional came during the 1985-86 NBA season as a member of the Knicks, appearing in 70 games and averaging 8.6 ppg.

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