Kenneth Darnel Norman (born September 5, 1964) is an American former professional basketball player. After graduating from Chicago's Crane High School, Kenny was a standout forward for the Illinois Fighting Illini who was selected 19th overall by the Los Angeles Clippers of the 1987 NBA Draft. Norman was elected to the "Illinois Men's Basketball All-Century Team" in 2004.
|Born||September 5, 1964|
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||215 lb (98 kg)|
|High school||Crane (Chicago, Illinois)|
|NBA draft||1987 / Round: 1 / Pick: 19th overall|
|Selected by the Los Angeles Clippers|
|Number||33, 3, 4, 5|
|1987–1993||Los Angeles Clippers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||8,717 (13.5 ppg)|
|Rebounds||3,949 (6.1 rpg)|
|Assists||1,355 (2.1 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Los Angeles ClippersEdit
The 6'8" 215 pound-Norman played six seasons with the Clippers. His best year as a pro came during the 1988–89 NBA season as a Clipper, when he averaged 18.1 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 3.5 assists in 80 games. He was also a member of the team when they made their first playoff appearance in Los Angeles in 1992.
In 1993, he signed as a free agent with the Milwaukee Bucks, where he averaged 11.9 points per game in all 82 games.
After playing one season with the Bucks, he was then traded to the Atlanta Hawks. He averaged 12.7 points per game in 74 games, and hit 98 three-point field goals during the 1994–95 NBA season. He spent the rest of his career in Atlanta before retiring in 1997. In his NBA career, Norman played in a total of 646 games and scored 8,717 points.
Norman also earned the nickname "the Snake" during his playing career.
- 1986 - 1st Team All-Big Ten
- 1987 - Team Captain
- 1987 - Team MVP
- 1987 - 1st Team All-Big Ten
- 1987 - 2nd Team All American
- 2004 - Elected to the "Illini Men's Basketball All-Century Team".
- 2008 - Honored as one of the thirty-three honored jerseys which hang in the State Farm Center to show regard for being the most decorated basketball players in the University of Illinois' history.
- 2015 - Inducted into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association's Hall of Fame as a player.
University of IllinoisEdit
|Season||Games||Points||PPG||Field Goals||Attempts||Avg||Free Throws||Attempts||Avg||Rebounds||Avg||Assists||APG||Blocks||BPG|
NBA career statisticsEdit
|GP||Games played||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field-goal percentage||FT%||Free-throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game|
|PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
|†||Denotes season in which Norman won an NBA championship|
|*||Led the league|