Ken Spain

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Ken Spain
Personal information
Born (1946-10-06)October 6, 1946
Houston, Texas
Died October 11, 1990(1990-10-11) (aged 44)
Houston, Texas
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school Austin (Houston, Texas)
College Houston (1966–1969)
NBA draft 1969 / Round: 2 / Pick: 20th overall
Selected by the Chicago Bulls
Position Center
Number 15
Career history
1970–1971 Pittsburgh Condors

John Kenneth Spain (October 6, 1946 – October 11, 1990) was an American professional basketball player.

Spain was selected by the National Basketball Association's Chicago Bulls with the 20th overall pick in the 1969 NBA Draft and by the Oakland Oaks in the 1969 ABA Draft. He played in eleven American Basketball Association games during the 1970-71 season for the Pittsburgh Condors.

A 6'9" center, Spain played college basketball at the University of Houston with Elvin Hayes from 1966-1969. Spain graduated from Austin High School in Houston.[1]

Spain died of cancer at age 44 in Houston, Texas.


  1. ^ "Distinguished HISD Alumni Archived 2012-05-15 at the Wayback Machine.." Houston Independent School District. Accessed October 11, 2008.

External links

  • Career NBA stats @
  • Career NCAA stats @
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Ken Spain". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC.

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