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Earl Cureton (born September 3, 1957) is an American retired professional basketball player. His nickname was "The Twirl".
Cureton (left) coaching a 2002 Summer League game
|Born||September 3, 1957|
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||210 lb (95 kg)|
|High school||Finney (Detroit, Michigan)|
|NBA draft||1979 / Round: 3 / Pick: 58th overall|
|Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
|Number||25, 23, 35|
|1987–1988||Los Angeles Clippers|
|1991||New Haven Skyhawks|
|1991–1992||Tours Joué Basket|
|1993–1994||Sioux Falls Skyforce|
|2003–2004||Long Beach Jam|
|2004–2005||Orange County Crush|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||3,620 (5.4 ppg)|
|Rebounds||3,172 (4.7 rpg)|
|Assists||678 (1.0 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
He was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 3rd round of the 1979 NBA draft (58th overall pick) after playing collegiately for Robert Morris University and the University of Detroit. During his twelve seasons in the National Basketball Association, the 6'9" forward-center played for the Philadelphia 76ers (1980–1983), Detroit Pistons (1983–1986), Chicago Bulls (1986–87), Los Angeles Clippers (1986–88), Charlotte Hornets (1988–89, 1990–91), Houston Rockets (1993–94) and Toronto Raptors (1996–97). He played 674 NBA regular games and 54 playoff games, averaging 5.4 PPG and 4.7 RPG in 18.4 minutes per game. He won two NBA Championships: with Philadelphia 76ers in 1982/83 and with Houston Rockets in 1993/94.
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