Leon Douglas

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Leon Douglas
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Personal information
Born (1954-08-26) August 26, 1954 (age 59)
Leighton, Alabama
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (208 cm)
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 playing career 1976–1992
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–present Tuskegee University
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 is currently the head men's basketball coach at historic Tuskegee University.

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