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Keith Orlando Herron (born (1956-06-14)June 14, 1956) is a retired American basketball player. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee.[1]

Keith Herron
Personal information
Born (1956-06-14) June 14, 1956 (age 63)
Memphis, Tennessee
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High schoolMackin (Washington, D.C.)
CollegeVillanova (1974–1978)
NBA draft1978 / Round: 2 / Pick: 24th overall
Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers
Playing career1978–1982
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
Number33, 15
Career history
1978–1979Atlanta Hawks
1980–1981Detroit Pistons
1981–1982Cleveland Cavaliers
Career NBA statistics
Points1,219 (9.8 ppg)
Rebounds242 (2.0 rpg)
Assists174 (1.4 apg)
Stats at

As a 6'7" forward out of Mackin High School in Washington, D.C., he played collegiately at Villanova University.[1] At the end of his college basketball career, he was Villanova's all-time leading scorer for 19 years, a mark that has since been surpassed by Kerry Kittles.[2] Herron was named to Basketball Weekly's All-East team, The Sporting News All-America team, the All-NIT team, and twice to the All-Big Five team.[citation needed] Herron's brothers Larry and Reggie also played for the Villanova Wildcats.[3]

Herron was drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers in the second round of the 1978 NBA Draft. Herron played for the Atlanta Hawks in 1978–79, Detroit Pistons in 1980–81, and Cleveland Cavaliers in 1981–82.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Keith Herron". Basketball-Reference. Retrieved 2010-05-04.
  2. ^ Moran, Malcolm (1996-03-08). "Basketball;Villanova Is Fueled By Return Of Kittles". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-05-04.
  3. ^ Cawood, Neil (1978-06-09). "Blazers grab Thompson, follow with Brewer". Eugene Register-Guard. Retrieved 2010-05-04.

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