Mo Layton

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Mo Layton
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Personal information
Born (1948-12-24) December 24, 1948 (age 69)
Newark, New Jersey
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school Weequahic (Newark, New Jersey)
College
NBA draft 1971 / Round: 3 / Pick: 48th overall
Selected by the Phoenix Suns
Playing career 1971–1978
Position Point guard
Number 1, 12, 24, 35
Career history
19711973 Phoenix Suns
1973 Portland Trail Blazers
1973–1974 Memphis Tams
1976–1977 New York Knicks
1977–1978 San Antonio Spurs
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points 1,845 (6.9 ppg)
Rebounds 357 (1.3 rpg)
Assists 706 (2.6 apg)

Dennis "Mo" Layton (born December 24, 1948) is a retired American professional basketball player.

A 6'1" point guard from USC, Layton played five seasons (1971–1974, 1976–1978) in the National Basketball Association and American Basketball Association. His most productive season was his rookie year in 1972–73 with the Phoenix Suns, when he averaged 9.1 points, 3.1 assists and 2.1 rebounds in 23.1 minutes a game. Layton was waived by the Suns after two seasons, then signed with the Portland Trail Blazers, appearing in 22 games before being waived. He then signed with the Memphis Tams of the ABA, where he appeared in only 3 games. He would later sign with the Detroit Pistons prior to the 1974–75 NBA season, and again with the Suns prior to the 1975–76 NBA season, but was waived by both teams before the start of the respective season.[1] Layton would return to the NBA in the 1976–77 and 1977–78 seasons, playing with the New York Knicks and the San Antonio Spurs, respectively. He was waived by the Spurs on October 2, 1978.

Statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game
 SPG  Steals per game  BPG  Blocks per game
 PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP MPG FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1971–72 Phoenix 80 23.1 .424 .739 2.1 3.1 9.1
1972–73 Phoenix 65 15.2 .431 .756 1.2 2.1 7.1
1973–74 Portland 22 14.9 .491 .538 1.5 2.3 .4 .0 5.6
1973–74 Memphis 3 21.7 .471 1.000 1.3 2.3 .0 .3 6.3
1976–77 New York 56 13.7 .484 .795 0.8 2.8 .4 .1 5.8
1977–78 San Antonio 41 12.1 .506 .923 0.8 2.6 .5 .1 4.4
Career 267 16.8 .448 .749 1.3 2.6 .4 .1 6.9

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Basketball Transactions Search Results". prosportstransactions.com. Retrieved December 31, 2011. 

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