Nick Weatherspoon

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Nick Weatherspoon
Personal information
Born (1950-07-20)July 20, 1950
Greenwood, Mississippi
Died October 17, 2008(2008-10-17) (aged 58)
Canton, Ohio
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school Canton McKinley (Canton, Ohio)
College Illinois (1970–1973)
NBA draft 1973 / Round: 1 / Pick: 13th overall
Selected by the Capital Bullets
Playing career 1973–1980
Position Small forward
Number 12, 13
Career history
19731976 Capital / Washington Bullets
1976–1977 Seattle SuperSonics
1977–1978 Chicago Bulls
19781980 San Diego Clippers
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 4,086 (9.0 ppg)
Rebounds 2,232 (4.9 rpg)
Assists 418 (0.9 apg)
Stats at

Nick Levoter Weatherspoon (July 20, 1950 – October 17, 2008[1]) was an American professional basketball player. He was a 6' 7" small forward.

Weatherspoon scored 1,431 points at Canton McKinley High School, holding the Bulldog scoring record for 37 years until Raymar Morgan broke it during the 2005–06 season. He was an All-American at the University of Illinois before being selected by the Capital Bullets with the 13th pick of the 1973 NBA draft. Named to the 1974 NBA All-Rookie Team, Weatherspoon spent a total of seven seasons in the NBA with the Bullets, the Seattle SuperSonics, the Chicago Bulls, and the San Diego Clippers.[1]

Weatherspoon was elected to the "Illini Men's Basketball All-Century Team" in 2004. Nick Weatherspoon was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. He was initiated in the Fraternity through Tau Chapter in 1971.


  1. ^ a b Beaven, Chris (October 18, 2008). "Former McKinley, NBA basketball player Nick Weatherspoon dies". Archived from the original on October 22, 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-18. 

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