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1952 Honorable Draftee: Bill Spivey E-mail
  • Name: Bill Spivey
  • Position: Center
  • Height: 7-0 (2.13m)
  • Weight: 230 (104kg)
  • College Team: Kentucky Wildcats
  • Nationality: American
  • Birthplace: Warner Robins, Georgia
  • Birthdate: 3/19/1929 - 5/8/1995
  • Draft Class: Would have been a member of the 1952 NBA Draft before being banned for life by the NBA.
The Draft Review’s honorable draftees are comprised of the group of elite basketball players throughout history that were on pace to be drafted by the NBA but did not make it to the pros due to poor off-court behavior, tragedy, or other unforeseen circumstances. TDR names honorable draftees based solely on the individual’s performance as a basketball player and the potential they possessed to become a major contributor in the NBA.

Article: The Case for Bill Spivey

Statistics

SEASONS

GP

FG%

FT%

RPG

APG

PPG

1948-49 Kentucky FR.

Stats Were Not Available

1949-50 Kentucky

30

36.3

72.7

N/A

N/A

19.3

1950-51 Kentucky

33

39.9

62.1

17.3

N/A

19.2

1951-52 Kentucky

Did Not Play NCAA Investigation

Totals

63

38.1

66.9

N/A

N/A

19.2

 

 

 

Comments  

 
0 #2 GuestRe. Connell A. McHugh 2010-07-23 12:19
Bill Spivey played for many years in the Eastern League mainly for Wilkes-Barre and Scranton. He was agreat scorer and fine shooter for a big man. He also was a greatfoul shooter.
 
 
0 #1 Guest 2008-11-23 20:29
he was part of the players sued for gambling and influencing the point spread.
 

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