June 8, 1944 |
River Rouge, Michigan
|Listed height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Listed weight||195 lb (88 kg)|
|High school||River Rouge
(River Rouge, Michigan)
|College||Central State (1962–1966)|
|NBA draft||1966 / Round: 4 / Pick: 39th overall|
|Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers|
|Number||6, 9, 10, 30, 12|
|1968||New York Nets|
|1978–1979||Lancaster Red Roses|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA and ABA statistics|
|Points||208 (3.9 ppg)|
|Rebounds||212 (3.9 ppg)|
|Assists||29 (0.5 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Kenneth "Ken" Wilburn (born June 8, 1944) is an American former professional basketball player. After setting the career scoring record at Central State University and leading his team to an NAIA championship, he played in the NBA, the ABA, the EPBL, and the EBA. The EPBL and EBA both later became the Continental Basketball Association. Wilburn was a three-time EPBL/EBA champion with the Allentown Jets, and he won the EPBL Most Valuable Player award in 1968 while with the Trenton Colonials as well as the EBA Most Valuable Player award while with the Allentown Jets in 1974.
Wilburn joined the NBA's Chicago Bulls in November 1967 to provide reinforcement after the team had lost several players to injuries. He returned to the team for the 1968–69 season, but was waived in November 1968.
- "Ken Wilburn Rookie of the Year". Washington Afro-American. April 4, 1967. Retrieved on May 29, 2012.
- Lawrence Casey. "Beleaguered Bulls try new face". Chicago Defender. November 2, 1967. 39.
- "Clemens out with injury; add Wilburn". Chicago Tribune. November 2, 1967. C1.
- "Bulls invite 8 rookies to camp". Chicago Defender. September 10, 1968. 25.
- Robert Logan. "Only 891 see Bulls beat Seattle". Chicago Tribune. November 8, 1968. C1.