Leon Douglas

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Leon Douglas
Personal information
Born (1954-08-26) August 26, 1954 (age 61)
Leighton, Alabama
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school Colbert County
(Leighton, Alabama)
College Alabama (1972–1976)
NBA draft 1976 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4th overall
Selected by the Detroit Pistons
Pro career 1976–1992
Position Center
Number 13
Career history
As player:
19761980 Detroit Pistons
19801982 Kansas City Kings
1982–1983 Carrera Venezia (Italy)
1983–1984 CSP Limoges (France)
1984–1987 Yoga Bologna (Italy)
1987–1991 Maltinti / Kleenex Pistoia (Italy)
1992 Majestic Firenze (Italy)
As coach:
2004–2005 Stillman College
2005 Magic City Court Kings (WBA)
2005–2006 Stillman College
2006–2014 Tuskegee
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA and Serie A statistics
Points 6,977 (9.7 ppg)
Rebounds 6,098 (8.5 rpg)
Assists 768 (1.1 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Leon Douglas (born August 26, 1954) is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the NBA and other leagues. A bulky 6–10 ft and 230 lbs center at the University of Alabama, he was a four-time All-Southeastern Conference selection, the first Alabama player to achieve this distinction since Jerry Harper earned it in 1953-1956.

A player of distinction, Douglas was Alabama's first first round NBA Draft pick, selected fourth overall by the Detroit Pistons in 1976. Douglas played 4 years with the Pistons and then joined the Kansas City Kings from 1980 to 1983. Douglas was also a member of the Gold Medal 1976 United States Pan American Team that played in Mexico City, Mexico. He played in the Italian league for more than a decade, His stellar career led him to being inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in 1995.

Douglas spent the 2004-2006 seasons as the Head Men's Basketball Coach at Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, where he led the Tigers to the 2005-2006 SIAC Tournament Championship, advancing to the NCAA DII basketball tournament. Coach Douglas led the Tuskegee University basketball program as the Head Men's Basketball Coach from 2006-2014. He led the Golden Tigers to success as his team were champions of the south region and advanced to the elite eight, the furthest an SIAC school has ever gone in the NCAA Division II basketball tournament. He resigned in August 2014. He is currently the Head Men's Basketball Coach at Miles College, another SIAC institution.

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