Tim Kempton

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This article is about the former NBA player. For his son, the current college basketball player, see Tim Kempton Jr.
Tim Kempton
Personal information
Born (1964-01-25) January 25, 1964 (age 53)
Jamaica, New York
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school Saint Dominic
(Oyster Bay, New York)
College Notre Dame (1982–1986)
NBA draft 1986 / Round: 6 / Pick: 124th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Clippers
Playing career 1986–2000
Position Power forward / Center
Number 41, 45, 8, 7, 9, 40
Career history
1986–1987 Los Angeles Clippers
1987–1988 Basket Napoli
1988–1989 Charlotte Hornets
1989–1990 Denver Nuggets
1990–1992 Scaligera Verona
1992–1993 Phoenix Suns
1994 Charlotte Hornets
1994 Aresium Milano
1994 Cleveland Cavaliers
1994–1995 Limoges CSP
1995–1996 Atlanta Hawks
1996 CB Girona
1996 San Antonio Spurs
1996 Galatasaray
1997 Orlando Magic
1997–1998 Toronto Raptors
1998 La Crosse Bobcats
1998–1999 CB Girona
1999–2000 León Caja España
Career NBA statistics
Points 1,259 (4.5 ppg)
Rebounds 795 (2.8 rpg)
Assists 307 (1.1 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Timothy Joseph Kempton (born January 25, 1964) is a retired American professional basketball who played Forward-center. Born in Jamaica, New York, he played college basketball for the University of Notre Dame before being selected in the 6th round (124th overall) of the 1986 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers. Kempton had a 14-year professional career, playing 8 seasons in the NBA in addition to seasons in Italy, France, Spain, and Turkey.

College career[edit]

Kempton played for Notre Dame under coach Digger Phelps from 1982 to 1986,[1] appearing in 107 games over 4 season and averaging 8.7 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 1.5 assists on 26.2 minutes per game.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Kempton played in 8 NBA seasons for 8 different teams. He played for the Clippers (1986–87), Charlotte Hornets (1988–89, 1993–94), Denver Nuggets (1989–90), Phoenix Suns (1992–93), Cleveland Cavaliers (1993–94), Atlanta Hawks (1995–96), San Antonio Spurs (1996–97), Orlando Magic (1997–98) and Toronto Raptors (1997–98). He was also under contract with Philadelphia 76ers (1996). In his NBA career, Kempton played in 280 games and scored a total of 1,259 points. His best year as a professional came during the 1988–89 NBA season as a member of the Hornets, appearing in 79 games and averaging 6.1 ppg.


His son, Tim Kempton Jr., is currently a senior playing basketball at Lehigh University.[3] Tim also has a daughter, Catherine Kempton, who plays tennis.


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