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Raymond Lee "Ray" Tolbert (born September 10, 1958) is a retired American professional basketball player who was selected by the New Jersey Nets in the first round (18th overall) of the 1981 NBA draft. A 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) power forward from Indiana University, Tolbert played in five NBA seasons for six different teams. He played for the Nets, Seattle SuperSonics, Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers and Atlanta Hawks.

Ray Tolbert
Personal information
Born (1958-09-10) September 10, 1958 (age 61)
Anderson, Indiana
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High schoolMadison Heights (Anderson, Indiana)
CollegeIndiana (1977–1981)
NBA draft1981 / Round: 1 / Pick: 18th overall
Selected by the New Jersey Nets
Playing career1981–1994
PositionPower forward
Number30, 33, 24, 18, 34, 44
Career history
As player:
1981New Jersey Nets
19811983Seattle SuperSonics
19831984Detroit Pistons
1984–1985Reyer Venezia Mestre
1985Tampa Bay Thrillers
1985–1986Bay State Bombardiers
1986–1987La Crosse Catbirds
1987Pensacola Tornados
1987New York Knicks
1987–1988Los Angeles Lakers
1988–1989Atlanta Hawks
1989–1990Aurora Desio
1991Málaga
1993–1994Fort Wayne Fury
As coach:
2006–2007Anderson Champions
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

During the senior year of his collegiate career in 1981, starters Tolbert, Landon Turner, Isiah Thomas, Randy Wittman, and Ted Kitchel led Indiana to its fourth NCAA championship and Coach Bob Knight's second.

In his NBA career, he played in 261 games and scored a total of 928 points.

He later became the coach of the ABA's Anderson Champions.[1]

He currently resides in Fishers, Indiana where he is the Varsity Assistant at Fishers High School.[2]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Anderson Champions page at the Official Site of the American Basketball Association
  2. ^ "Fishers Tigers Boys Basketball Coaches and Contact Information". Fishers High School. Retrieved 2016-07-07.

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