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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.[1]

Campy Russell
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Russell from the 1973 Michiganensian
Personal information
Born (1952-01-12) January 12, 1952 (age 65)
Jackson, Tennessee
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school Pontiac Central
(Pontiac, Michigan)
College Michigan (1972–1974)
NBA draft 1974 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8th overall
Selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers
Playing career 1974–1985
Position Small forward
Number 20, 21, 4
Career history
19741980 Cleveland Cavaliers
19801982 New York Knicks
1984 Cleveland Cavaliers
1984–1985 Detroit Spirits
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.[2]

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.[1]

Today, Russell works in the Cavaliers' front office as Director of Alumni Relations.[3] He is also a co-host of the Cavaliers' pregame and postgame show (Cavaliers Live, alongside Jeff Phelps) on FS Ohio.[4]

Contents

NBA career statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1974–75 Cleveland 68 11.1 .411 .752 2.2 0.7 0.3 0.0 6.2
1975–76 Cleveland 82 23.9 .482 .773 4.2 1.3 0.8 0.1 15.0
1976–77 Cleveland 70 30.1 .434 .778 6.0 2.7 1.0 0.3 16.5
1977–78 Cleveland 72 35.0 .448 .751 6.4 3.9 1.2 0.2 19.4
1978–79 Cleveland 74 38.6 .476 .797 6.8 4.7 1.3 0.3 21.9
1979–80 Cleveland 41 32.5 .451 .111 .745 5.5 4.2 1.8 0.5 18.2
1980–81 New York 79 36.3 .464 .308 .781 4.5 3.3 1.3 0.1 16.4
1981–82 New York 77 63 30.6 .478 .439 .776 3.1 3.7 1.0 0.2 13.9
1984–85 Cleveland 3 0 8.0 .286 .000 .667 1.7 1.0 0.0 0.0 2.0
Career 566 63 29.6 .459 .366 .772 4.8 3.0 1.0 0.2 15.8
All-Star 1 0 13.0 .250 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.0

PlayoffsEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1976 Cleveland 13 25.2 .404 .855 5.5 1.1 0.6 0.5 13.6
1977 Cleveland 3 33.3 .389 .733 8.7 3.3 1.0 0.3 17.7
1978 Cleveland 2 44.0 .487 .810 7.5 5.5 1.5 0.5 27.5
1981 New York 2 44.5 .441 .000 .941 4.5 4.5 2.0 0.5 23.0
Career 20 30.3 .417 .000 .843 6.1 2.2 0.9 0.5 16.6

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Basketball Reference". Basketball Reference. Retrieved 2015-02-03. 
  2. ^ "Detroit Free Press". DPress. 2014-11-20. Retrieved 2015-02-03. 
  3. ^ Nason, Gerry (October 2014). "Cleveland Cavaliers Flashback: Campy Russell". Fansided. Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2015-02-06. 
  4. ^ "Cavs Home Opener coverage on FOX Sports Ohio". NBA.com. NBA. 2014-10-28. Retrieved 2015-02-06. 

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