James Wilkes

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James Robert Wilkes (born April 1, 1958) is an American former professional basketball player. Born in Nashville, Tennessee, Wilkes was raised in Los Angeles, where he attended Susan Miller Dorsey High School. In his senior year, he was named 1976 Los Angeles City Section 4A co-player of the year as he led Dorsey to the city championship.

James Wilkes
Personal information
Born (1958-04-01) April 1, 1958 (age 62)
Nashville, Tennessee
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High schoolSusan Miller Dorsey
(Los Angeles, California)
CollegeUCLA (1976–1980)
NBA draft1980 / Round: 3 / Pick: 50th overall
Selected by the Chicago Bulls
Playing career1980–1983
PositionSmall forward
Number32, 34
Career history
19801982Chicago Bulls
1982–1983Detroit Spirits
1983Detroit Pistons
1983Detroit Spirits
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Wlikes then attended UCLA; as a 6'7" forward, he was regarded as a defensive specialist and was often assigned to guard the opponent's top scoring forward. In the third round of the 1980 NBA draft, Wilkes was selected by the Chicago Bulls. He played three NBA seasons (1980–1983) with the Bulls and Detroit Pistons, scoring 547 total points.

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