Ray Tolbert

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Ray Tolbert
Personal information
Born (1958-09-10) September 10, 1958 (age 58)
Anderson, Indiana
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school Madison Heights (Anderson, Indiana)
College Indiana (1977–1981)
NBA draft 1981 / Round: 1 / Pick: 18th overall
Selected by the New Jersey Nets
Playing career 1981–1994
Position Power forward
Number 30, 33, 24, 18, 34, 44
Career history
As player:
1981 New Jersey Nets
1981–1983 Seattle SuperSonics
1983–1984 Detroit Pistons
1984–1985 Reyer Venezia Mestre (Italy)
1985 Tampa Bay Thrillers (CBA)
1985–1986 Bay State Bombardiers (CBA)
1986–1987 La Crosse Catbirds (CBA)
1987 Pensacola Tornados (CBA)
1987 New York Knicks
1987–1988 Los Angeles Lakers
1988–1989 Atlanta Hawks
1989–1990 Aurora Desio (Italy)
1991 Málaga (Spain)
1993–1994 Fort Wayne Fury (CBA)
As coach:
2006–2007 Anderson Champions (ABA)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Raymond Lee "Ray" Tolbert (born September 10, 1958) is a retired American professional basketball player who was selected by the New Jersey Nets in the 1st round (18th overall) of the 1981 NBA draft. A 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) power forward from Indiana University, Tolbert played in five NBA seasons for six different teams. He played for the Nets, Seattle SuperSonics, Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers and Atlanta Hawks.

During the senior year of his collegiate career in 1981, starters Tolbert, Landon Turner, Isiah Thomas, Randy Wittman, and Ted Kitchel led Indiana to its fourth NCAA championship and Coach Bob Knight's second.

In his NBA career, he played in 261 games and scored a total of 928 points.

He later became the coach of the ABA's Anderson Champions.[1]

He currently resides in Fishers, Indiana where he is the Varsity Assistant at Fishers High School.[2]


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