Kelvin Ransey

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Kelvin Ransey
Personal information
Born (1958-05-03) May 3, 1958 (age 61)
Toledo, Ohio
Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight170 lb (77 kg)
Career information
High schoolMacomber (Toledo, Ohio)
CollegeOhio State (1976–1980)
NBA draft1980 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4th overall
Selected by the Chicago Bulls
Playing career1980–1990
PositionPoint guard
Career history
19801982Portland Trail Blazers
1982–1983Dallas Mavericks
19831986New Jersey Nets
1989–1990Columbus Horizon
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points5,380 (11.4 ppg)
Rebounds901 (1.9 rpg)
Assists2,480 (5.2 apg)
Stats at

Kelvin Ransey (born May 3, 1958) is a retired American collegiate and professional basketball player of the 1970s and 1980s, respectively.

Ransey attended Toledo's Macomber High School in the mid-1970s, he was a four-year starter at Ohio State University from 1976 to 1979 where he played both point and shooting guard.

The 6'1" (1.85 m) Ransey was the fourth overall pick in the 1980 NBA draft, by the Chicago Bulls. He was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers before the season began,[1] he was runner-up by one vote for NBA Rookie of the Year (to Darrell Griffith) in 1980–81.[1] Ransey played for six years in the NBA for 3 different teams, averaging 11.4 points and 5.2 assists per game. His best season, statistically, was his second, when he averaged over 16 points and 7 assists.

Ransey retired following the 1985–86 season, returning to Toledo to become a preacher, he attempted a comeback in the 1989–90 season, playing 25 games for the Columbus Horizon of the Continental Basketball Association. He averaged 13.9 points per game for the Horizon.[2] In 2000, he moved to Tupelo, Mississippi.[1] Twice married, he has six children.[1]

Ransey's younger brother, Clinton Ransey, played college basketball at Cleveland State from 1983 to 1987.[3] Clinton was a teammate of Ken "The Mouse" McFadden for part of his college career.


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