Lee Winfield

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Lee Winfield
Supersonics program, 1972 (31494288986).jpg
Lee Winfield, 1972 (yellow).
Personal information
Born (1947-02-04)February 4, 1947
St. Louis, Missouri
Died February 4, 2011(2011-02-04) (aged 64)
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 174 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High school Sumner (St. Louis, Missouri)
NBA draft 1969 / Round: 3 / Pick: 32nd overall
Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics
Playing career 1969–1976
Position Point guard
Number 11, 3
Career history
19691973 Seattle SuperSonics
19731975 Buffalo Braves
1975–1976 Kansas City Kings
Career NBA statistics
Points 2,959 (7.3 ppg)
Rebounds 828 (2.1 rpg)
Assists 1,003 (2.5 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Leroy "Lee" Winfield (February 4, 1947 – February 4, 2011) was an American professional basketball player.

A 6'2" guard from North Texas State University, Winfield played in the National Basketball Association from 1969 to 1976 as a member of the Seattle SuperSonics, Buffalo Braves, and Kansas City Kings. His most productive seasons came in 1970–71 and 1971–72 when he averaged more than 10 points a game with Seattle. He was also a member of the Braves' 1974 and 1975 playoff teams.[1] He averaged 7.3 points per game in his professional career.[2]

Winfield later worked as an assistant coach at the University of Missouri [3] and St. Louis Community College.[4]

He died on his 64th birthday after a battle with colon cancer.[5]