Kevin Joyce (basketball)

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Kevin Joyce
Personal information
Born (1951-06-27) June 27, 1951 (age 67)
Bayside, New York
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school Archbishop Molloy (Jamaica, New York)
College South Carolina (1970–1973)
NBA draft 1973 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11th overall
Selected by the Golden State Warriors
Position Point guard / Shooting guard
Number 43
Career history
1973–1975 Indiana Pacers
1975 San Diego Sails
1975–1976 Kentucky Colonels
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

Kevin Francis Joyce (born June 27, 1951) is a retired American basketball player.

A 6'3" guard born in Bayside, New York, Joyce played at the University of South Carolina. During the 1971 ACC Tournament championship game, he out-jumped North Carolina's 6'10" Lee Dedmon with seconds left to tap the ball to Tom Owens. who made a lay-up to complete a dramatic come-from-behind victory.[1]

Joyce played at the 1972 Summer Olympics as a member of the United States national basketball team, who lost a highly controversial final game to the Soviet Union. The American team did not accept the silver medals. He later played professionally in the American Basketball Association as a member of the Indiana Pacers, San Diego Sails and Kentucky Colonels.


  1. ^ Barrier, Smith (1981). The ACC: Basketball Tournament Classic. Burlington, North Carolina: Metrosports. p. 80. 

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