Trooper Washington

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Trooper Washington
Personal information
Born (1942-07-03)July 3, 1942
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died November 20, 2004(2004-11-20) (aged 62)
McKeesport, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school Edison (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
College Cheyney (1963–1967)
NBA draft 1967 / Round: 5 / Pick: 50th overall
Selected by the Cincinnati Royals
Playing career 1967–1973
Position Power forward / Center
Number 32, 14
Career history
1967–1970 Pittsburgh / Minnesota Pipers
1970 Los Angeles Stars
1970–1971 The Floridians
1971–1973 New York Nets
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Thomas "Trooper" Washington (April 21, 1944 – November 19, 2004[1]) was an American professional basketball player born and raised in Philadelphia.

A 6'7" forward from Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, Washington was drafted in 1967 in the 5th round by the Cincinnati Royals, but he played instead in the American Basketball Association from 1967 to 1973 as a member of the Pittsburgh Pipers, Minnesota Pipers, Los Angeles Stars, The Floridians, and New York Nets. He won the 1968 ABA Championship with the Pittsburgh Pipers and appeared in the 1969 ABA All-Star Game. In his ABA career, Washington averaged 10.6 points per game and 10.0 rebounds per game.

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