Linton Townes

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Linton Townes
Personal information
Born (1959-11-30) November 30, 1959 (age 58)
Richmond, Virginia
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school Covington (Covington, Virginia)
College James Madison (1978–1982)
NBA draft 1982 / Round: 2 / Pick: 33rd overall
Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers
Playing career 1982–1999
Position Small forward / Shooting guard
Number 2, 22, 9
Career history
1982–1983 Portland Trail Blazers
1983 Milwaukee Bucks
1983 Lancaster Lightning
1983–1984 San Diego Clippers
1984–1985 Tampa Bay Thrillers
1985 San Antonio Spurs
1985–1986 Real Madrid
1986–1987 BSC Saturn Köln
1987–1989 Hapoel Tel Aviv
1991–1992 Saint-Quentin
1992–1993 Maccabi Rishon LeZion
1993–1994 OAR Ferrol
1994–1997 TDK Manresa
1997–1998 Breogán Lugo
1998–1999 Cabitel Gijón
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Linton Rodney Townes (born November 30, 1959) is a retired American professional basketball player. He was a 6'7" (201 cm) 190 lb (86 kg) forward from Richmond, Virginia, he played collegiately at James Madison University from 1978 to 1982. He played for four NBA teams. He also starred in high school at Covington High School in Covington Virginia. Covington is also the same city where NBA star Vernell (Bimbo) Coles was born.

Townes was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers with the 10th pick in the 2nd round of the 1982 NBA draft.[1] In his first season (1982–83) he played 55 games for the Blazers, averaging 4.5 points and 1.2 rebounds per game. His final two seasons were split with 3 different teams (Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Clippers, and San Antonio Spurs).

After being waived from the Spurs early in the 1984–85 season and playing one season at the CBA, Townes moved to Europe where he played the reminder of his career, notably in Germany, Spain, France and Israel before retiring in 1999. In France he played for two years for the ALM Évreux in Pro B and in Israel he played for Hapoel Tel Aviv.


  1. ^ 1982 NBA Draft,

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