Jim Eakins

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Jim Eakins
Jim Eakins 1976.JPG
Eakins in 1976
Personal information
Born (1946-05-24) May 24, 1946 (age 72)
Sacramento, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school Encina (Sacramento, California)
College BYU (1965–1968)
NBA draft 1968 / Round: 5 / Pick: 57th overall
Selected by the San Francisco Warriors
Playing career 1968–1978
Position Center
Number 42, 25, 33, 22, 24, 51
Career history
19681974 Oakland Oaks / Washington Caps / Virginia Squires
19741975 Utah Stars
1975–1976 Virginia Squires
1976 New York Nets
1976–1977 Kansas City Kings
1977 San Antonio Spurs
1978 Milwaukee Bucks
Career highlights and awards
Career ABA and NBA statistics
Points 8,255 (10.8 ppg)
Rebounds 5,578 (7.3 rpg)
Blocks 450 (1.0 bpg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

James Scott Eakins (born May 24, 1946) is a retired American professional basketball player.

A 6'11" center from Brigham Young University, Eakins was selected in the fifth round of the 1968 NBA draft by the San Francisco Warriors and in the 1968 ABA Draft by the Oakland Oaks.

Eakins played eight seasons (1968–1976) in the American Basketball Association as a member of the Oakland Oaks, Washington Caps, Virginia Squires, Utah Stars, and New York Nets. He won ABA championships in 1969 with the Oakland Oaks and in 1976 with the New York Nets. Eakins also represented Virginia in the 1974 ABA All-Star Game.

After the ABA–NBA merger in 1976, Eakins played in the NBA until 1978 as a member of the Kansas City Kings, San Antonio Spurs, and Milwaukee Bucks. In his ABA/NBA career, he scored 8,255 points and grabbed 5,578 rebounds.

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