January 14, 1940|
|Died||April 18, 2002
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||192 lb (87 kg)|
|NBA draft||1962 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall|
|Selected by the San Francisco Warriors|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
|Number||55, 20, 12, 54, 35|
|1961–1962||Real Madrid (Spain)|
|1962–1965||San Francisco Warriors|
|1967–1969||Denver Rockets (ABA)|
|1969–1971||Los Angeles / Utah Stars (ABA)|
|1971||Texas Chaparrals (ABA)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA and ABA statistics|
|Points||6,568 (11.6 ppg)|
|Rebounds||3,966 (7.0 rpg)|
|Assists||959 (1.7 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Wayne A. Hightower (January 14, 1940 – April 18, 2002) was an American basketball player who had a long and productive career in the NBA and ABA during the 1960s and early 1970s. He was a 6'8" power forward and center. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The pinnacle of his NBA career came with the Warriors, together with fellow Philadelphia native Wilt Chamberlain he reached the 1964 NBA Finals. Hightower recorded his best season that year, averaging 13.2 and 7.2 PG.
He later played for several other teams, moving to play in the ABA in 1967 before retiring in 1972.
- Máximos Anotadores
- WAYNE HIGHTOWER : De la Copa de Europa con el Real Madrid, a la NBA. April 26, 2002
- Wayne Hightower, 62, Basketball Player. New York Times. April 27, 2002. Retrieved on October 17, 2009.