Michael Campanella "Campy" Russell (born January 12, 1952) is an American former professional basketball player. He played the forward position in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Cleveland Cavaliers and New York Knicks for nine years (1975–1982, 1985) and played in the 1979 NBA All-Star Game.
Russell from the 1973 Michiganensian
January 12, 1952 |
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||215 lb (98 kg)|
|High school||Pontiac Central
|NBA draft||1974 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8th overall|
|Selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers|
|Number||20, 21, 4|
|1980–1982||New York Knicks|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||8,953 (15.8 ppg)|
|Rebounds||2,696 (4.8 rpg)|
|Assists||1,684 (3.0 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Before joining the NBA, Russell was a star player at the University of Michigan. Russell played three seasons at Michigan, and in his junior year he averaged 23.7 points per game. He was named an All American that year.
During his All Star season in the NBA in 1978–1979, Russell averaged 21.9 points, 6.8 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game for the Cavaliers.
Today, Russell works in the Cavaliers' front office as Director of Alumni Relations. He is also a co-host of the Cavaliers' pregame and postgame show (Cavaliers Live, alongside Jeff Phelps) on FS Ohio.
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- Nason, Gerry (October 2014). "Cleveland Cavaliers Flashback: Campy Russell". Fansided. Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2015-02-06.
- "Cavs Home Opener coverage on FOX Sports Ohio". NBA.com. NBA. 2014-10-28. Retrieved 2015-02-06.
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