Lee Shaffer

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Lee Shaffer
Personal information
Born (1939-02-23) February 23, 1939 (age 80)
Chicago, Illinois
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High schoolBaldwin (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
CollegeNorth Carolina (1957–1960)
NBA draft1960 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall
Selected by the Syracuse Nationals
Playing career1961–1964
PositionSmall forward
Number22
Career history
1960–1961Cleveland Pipers
19611964Syracuse Nationals / Philadelphia 76ers
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points3,291 (16.8 ppg)
Rebounds1,240 (6.3 rpg)
Assists232 (1.2 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Lee Philip Shaffer II (born February 23, 1939) is an American former professional basketball player.

A 6'7" forward born in Chicago, Shaffer starred at the University of North Carolina, where he was the ACC Men's Basketball Player of the Year in 1960.

Shaffer was the #5 selection of the Syracuse Nationals in the 1960 NBA Draft.Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame players Oscar Robertson (#1) and Jerry West (#2), he was selected ahead of future Hall of Famers Lenny Wilkins (#6) and Satch Sanders (#8).

Shaffer and another 1960 First Round Draft choice, Al Bunge (#7), signed with the AAU instead of the NBA, in an era where salaries were small. Shaffer played the 1960-1961 season with the Cleveland Pipers. [1]

He then played three seasons (1961–1964) in the National Basketball Association as a member of the Philadelphia 76ers franchise. An NBA All-Star in 1963, Shaffer held career averages of 16.8 points per game and 6.3 rebounds per game.

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP MPG FG% FT% RPG APG PPG
1961–62 Syracuse 75 27.8 .436 .771 6.8 1.3 16.9
1962–63 Syracuse 80 29.9 .429 .784 6.6 1.2 18.6
1963–64 Philadelphia 41 24.7 .370 .767 5.0 .9 13.1
Career 196 28.0 .420 .776 6.3 1.2 16.8

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP MPG FG% FT% RPG APG PPG
1962 Syracuse 5 34.8 .354 .774 11.0 1.4 18.8
1963 Syracuse 5 34.6 .479 .800 4.6 1.2 27.2
1964 Philadelphia 3 13.3 .364 .500 1.3 .7 5.7
Career 13 29.8 .416 .778 6.3 1.2 19.0

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