Jim Washington

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Jim Washington
Personal information
Born (1943-07-01) July 1, 1943 (age 75)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High schoolWest Philadelphia Catholic
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
CollegeVillanova (1962–1965)
NBA draft1965 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6th overall
Selected by the St. Louis Hawks
Playing career1965–1975
PositionPower forward
Number25, 7, 12
Career history
1965–1966St. Louis Hawks
19661969Chicago Bulls
1969Sunbury Mercuries
19691971Philadelphia 76ers
19711975Atlanta Hawks
1975Buffalo Braves
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points8,168 (10.6 ppg)
Rebounds6,637 (8.6 rpg)
Assists1,105 (1.4 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

James H. "Jumpin Jimmy" Washington (born July 1, 1943) is a former professional basketball player. A 6'6" forward born in Philadelphia and from Villanova University, he was selected by the St. Louis Hawks with the 6th pick of the 1965 NBA Draft. After one year with the Hawks, he joined the Chicago Bulls, where he became a fan favorite as the first Bull to average more than ten rebounds per game. In 1967–1968, he averaged 12.5 points and 10.1 rebounds; the following season, he averaged 14 points and 10.6 rebounds. Washington would also play for the Philadelphia 76ers, Atlanta Hawks (a later incarnation of the St. Louis Hawks), and the Buffalo Braves and retired with 6,637 career rebounds. Although Jimmy is listed as 6'6" he is actually 6'7", his Chicago Bulls coach, Johnny Kerr listed him as 6'6" to claim him as the shortest center in the league.

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