Jim "Goose" Ligon (February 22, 1944 – April 17, 2004[1]) was an American professional basketball player.

Jim Ligon
Personal information
Born(1944-02-22)February 22, 1944
Kokomo, Indiana
DiedApril 17, 2004(2004-04-17) (aged 60)
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High schoolKokomo (Kokomo, Indiana)
Playing career1967–1974
PositionPower forward / Center
Number22, 12
Career history
1967–1971Kentucky Colonels
1971–1972Pittsburgh Condors
1972–1974Virginia Squires
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

A 6'7" forward/center, Ligon starred at Kokomo High School in Indiana but never played in college due to legal issues. In 1967, he earned a spot with the Kentucky Colonels of the American Basketball Association and went on to have a seven-year ABA career with the Colonels, Pittsburgh Condors, and Virginia Squires. Ligon averaged 12.8 points per game and 10.9 rebounds per game in his ABA career and appeared in the 1969 ABA All-Star Game.


  1. ^ Known Deceased Basketball Individuals. Association for Professional Basketball Research. Retrieved on October 20, 2008.

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