Ken Wilburn

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Ken Wilburn
Personal information
Born (1944-06-08) June 8, 1944 (age 72)
River Rouge, Michigan
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
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
Playing career 1966–1979
Position Forward
Number 6, 9, 10, 30, 12
Career history
19661968 Trenton Colonials
19671968 Chicago Bulls
1968 New York Nets
19681969 Denver Rockets
1969 Minnesota Pipers
19691975 Allentown Jets
19781979 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

Kenneth "Ken" Wilburn (born June 8, 1944) is an American former professional basketball player. After setting the career scoring record at Central State University[1] and leading his team to an NAIA championship,[2] 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.[2][3] He returned to the team for the 1968–69 season,[4] but was waived in November 1968.[5]


  1. ^ "Ken Wilburn Rookie of the Year". Washington Afro-American. April 4, 1967. Retrieved on May 29, 2012.
  2. ^ a b Lawrence Casey. "Beleaguered Bulls try new face". Chicago Defender. November 2, 1967. 39.
  3. ^ "Clemens out with injury; add Wilburn". Chicago Tribune. November 2, 1967. C1.
  4. ^ "Bulls invite 8 rookies to camp". Chicago Defender. September 10, 1968. 25.
  5. ^ Robert Logan. "Only 891 see Bulls beat Seattle". Chicago Tribune. November 8, 1968. C1.

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