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David Pope (April 15, 1962 – October 21, 2016) was an American basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Born in Newport News, Virginia, he attended Norfolk State University.

David Pope
Personal information
Born(1962-04-15)April 15, 1962
Newport News, Virginia
DiedOctober 21, 2016(2016-10-21) (aged 54)
Hampton, Virginia
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High schoolMenchville (Newport News, Virginia)
CollegeNorfolk State (1980–1984)
NBA draft1984 / Round: 3 / Pick: 62nd overall
Selected by the Utah Jazz
PositionSmall forward
Number30, 51
Career history
1984Albuquerque Silvers
1984–1985Kansas City Kings
1985–1986Wyoming Wildcatters
1986Seattle SuperSonics
1986–1987Wyoming Wildcatters
Career highlights and awards
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A 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m), 220 lb (100 kg) small forward, Pope was selected in the third round (62nd overall[1]) of the 1984 NBA draft by the Utah Jazz. His short playing career lasted from 1984–86 with the Kansas City Kings and the Seattle SuperSonics. He died at the age of 54 on October 21, 2016.[2]


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