Lynn Shackelford

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Lynn Shackelford
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Shackelford with the Bruins during 1968–69 season
Personal information
Born (1947-08-27) August 27, 1947 (age 69)
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school John Burroughs (Burbank, California)
College
  • UCLA (1965–1969)
NBA draft 1969 / Round: 6 / Pick: 91st overall
Selected by the San Diego Rockets
Playing career 1969–1970
Position Small forward
Number 23
Career history
1969–1970 Miami Floridians (ABA)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Lynn Shackelford (born August 27, 1947) is an American former professional basketball player.

A graduate of John Burroughs High School in Burbank, CA, Shackelford earned 7 varsity letters in 3 years in basketball, baseball and golf. He was the CIF Player of the Year in basketball in 1965 for the Southern California Section.

A 6'5" forward, Shackelford played college basketball at UCLA under legendary coach John Wooden. He was one of only 4 players to have started on 3 NCAA championship teams(67, 68, 69). The others are Lew Alcindor, Curtis Rowe and Henry Bibby. He complemented his teammates as a dead eye pure shooter; most of his shots would be 3 pointers today.

Shackelford played one season in the American Basketball Association as a member of the Miami Floridians. He was later a broadcaster for ESPN, CBS, and NBC. Additionally he spent 7 seasons broadcasting all Los Angeles Lakers games with Chick Hearn. He worked on the crew of the American game show Almost Anything Goes.

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