Wayne Sappleton

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Wayne Sappleton
Personal information
Born (1960-11-17) November 17, 1960 (age 56)
Kingston, Jamaica
Nationality Jamaican
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school Ardenne (Kingston, Jamaica)
College Loyola (Illinois) (1978–1982)
NBA draft 1982 / Round: 2 / Pick: 38th overall
Selected by the Golden State Warriors
Playing career 1982–1993
Position Power forward
Number 44
Career history
1982–1984 AMG Sebastiani Rieti
1984–1985 New Jersey Nets
1985–1986 Allibert Livorno
1986–1989 Sangiorgese
1989–1991 Corona Cremona
1991–1993 CB Llíria
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Wayne B. Sappleton (born November 17, 1960) is a retired Jamaican professional basketball player, formerly of the NBA's New Jersey Nets. A 6'9 forward, Sappleton was a star at Loyola University Chicago from 1978-82.

Collegiate career[edit]

Sappleton played for the Loyola Ramblers from 1978–82 and was the Midwestern City Conference (now the Horizon League) Player of the Year in 1982. While at Loyola, Sappleton twice finished second in the NCAA in rebounding, in 1981 and 1982.[1]

Professional career[edit]

After completing his collegiate eligibility, Sappleton was drafted by the Golden State Warriors in the 2nd round (38th pick overall) in the 1982 NBA Draft, but his rights were traded to the New Jersey Nets. After a stop in Italy, Sappleton played in 33 games over the 1984-85 season. Sappleton averaged 2.9 points and 2.3 rebounds per game over his NBA career.[2]

After the NBA, Sappleton played basketball for several more clubs in Italy.


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