Lloyd Neal

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Lloyd Neal
Lloyd Neal.png
Personal information
Born (1950-12-10) December 10, 1950 (age 66)
Talbotton, Georgia
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school Talbotton (Talbotton, Georgia)
College Tennessee State (1968–1972)
NBA draft 1972 / Round: 3 / Pick: 31st overall
Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers
Playing career 1972–1979
Position Center / Power forward
Number 36
Career history
19721979 Portland Trail Blazers
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points 4,846 (11.1 ppg)
Rebounds 3,370 (7.7 rpg)
Assists 632 (1.5 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Lloyd Neal (born December 10, 1950) is an American former professional basketball player born in Talbotton, Georgia.

A 6'7" center/forward from Tennessee State University, Neal spent his entire professional career (1972–1979) with the National Basketball Association's Portland Trail Blazers. Though undersized for his position, he endeared himself to fans with his hard work and tenacity, and he averaged a double-double (13.4 points, 11.8 rebounds) during the 1972–73 NBA season. After his career was cut short by a knee injury in 1979, the Blazers retired his #36 jersey. He finished college in 1980 and moved on to a long career with the Internal Revenue Service in Portland, where he's worked since 1985.[1]


  1. ^ Arnold, Geoffrey; Uthman, Daniel (2007-06-04). "The 1976-77 NBA champion Portland Trail Blazers: 30 years later". OregonLive.com. Retrieved 2007-06-04. 

External links[edit]