November 17, 1960 |
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||215 lb (98 kg)|
|High school||Ardenne (Kingston, Jamaica)|
|College||Loyola (Illinois) (1978–1982)|
|NBA draft||1982 / Round: 2 / Pick: 38th overall|
|Selected by the Golden State Warriors|
|1982–1984||AMG Sebastiani Rieti|
|1984–1985||New Jersey Nets|
|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.
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.
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.
After the NBA, Sappleton played basketball for several more clubs in Italy.
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