College and pro basketball player. Played for Vincennes (Ind.) Junior College, 1970–1971, and for UNC, 1972. Unusually mobile 6-ft.-9-in. center, excellent shooter. All-ACC, 1972. Led UNC to Final Four. Second-team AP all-American, second-team UPI all-American. Second pick in 1972 draft by Buffalo Braves. Played for Buffalo, 1973–1977, and for New York, Boston, Detroit, New Jersey, Los Angeles Lakers, and Philadelphia before retiring in 1986. Best years with Buffalo. NBA Rookie of the Year, 1973. NBA MVP, 1975. All-NBA first team, 1975, all-NBA second team, 1974. Led NBA in scoring, 1974, 1975, 1976, averaging over 30 points per game each season. Averaged 34.5 points per game, 1975. Played in 1974–1978 NBA all-star games. Scored 18,787 points in NBA, averaging 22.1 per game.
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