Dennis Awtrey

Dennis Wade Awtrey (born February 22, 1948)[1] is a retired American professional basketball player. A 6'10" center from Santa Clara University, Awtrey was drafted by the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers in 1970. He played in the league for twelve seasons, spending time with the 76ers, Chicago Bulls, Phoenix Suns, Boston Celtics, Seattle SuperSonics, and Portland Trail Blazers. Awtrey had his finest season in 1974-1975, when he averaged 9.9 points and 8.6 rebounds as a member of the Suns.[2] Awtrey was also known for once having punched Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in the jaw.[3][4] In 2012, Awtrey moved to Manzanita, Oregon, where he now operates a bed-and-breakfast.[5]

Dennis Awtrey
Personal information
BornFebruary 22, 1948 (age 70)
Hollywood, California
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High schoolBlackford (San Jose, California)
CollegeSanta Clara (1967–1970)
NBA draft1970 / Round: 3 / Pick: 46th overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Playing career1970–1982
Number20, 21, 34
Career history
19701972Philadelphia 76ers
19721974Chicago Bulls
19741978Phoenix Suns
1978–1979Boston Celtics
1979Seattle SuperSonics
1979–1980Chicago Bulls
1980–1981Seattle SuperSonics
1981–1982Portland Trail Blazers
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points3,516 (4.8 ppg)
Rebounds3,342 (4.6 rpg)
Assists1,467 (2.8 apg)
Stats at


  1. ^ "Alumni Profile". National Basketball Retired Players Association.
  2. ^ "1974-75 Phoenix Suns". Land of Basketball.
  3. ^ United Press International (May 4, 1986). "Team Called Sunderella Recalled: A Decade Ago They Gave Celtics a Scare in NBA Final". Los Angeles Times.
  4. ^ Nidetz, Steve (April 29, 1993). "Nba Fighting Mad Again-or Maybe It's All Those Tv Replays". Chicago Tribune.
  5. ^ Schoenfeld, Bruce (June–July 2014). "In Praise of the American Beach Town". National Geographic Traveller.

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