Tom Abernethy

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Tom Abernethy
Personal information
Born (1954-05-06) May 6, 1954 (age 63)
South Bend, Indiana
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school St. Joseph's
(South Bend, Indiana)
College Indiana (1972–1976)
NBA draft 1976 / Round: 3 / Pick: 43rd overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
Playing career 1976–1983
Position Small forward
Number 5
Career history
19761978 Los Angeles Lakers
19781980 Golden State Warriors
1980–1981 Indiana Pacers
1981–1983 Basket Brescia Leonessa
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 1,779 (5.6 ppg)
Rebounds 1,011 (3.2 rpg)
Assists 384 (1.2 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Thomas Craig "Tom" Abernethy (born May 6, 1954) is a retired American professional basketball player.

Born and raised in South Bend, Indiana, Abernethy starred at St. Joseph's High School and Indiana University, the 6'7" Abernethy was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in the third round of the 1976 NBA Draft. He spent five years in the league as a member of the Lakers, Golden State Warriors and Indiana Pacers. He amassed 1,779 career NBA points. In 1981 Abernethy signed for the Basket Brescia Leonessa franchise in the Italian Professional League in Europe.[1]

Abernethy now teaches children basketball at the IBA (Indiana Basketball Academy). [2]

Family

Abernethy's three sons all played collegiate basketball. Andy played for Bethel College in Mishawaka, IN, while his twin brother Matt played at Grace College in Winona Lake, IN. Matt won the 2003 Pete Maravich Award, presented by the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA). Abernethy's youngest son, Todd, played for the University of Mississippi.

NBA career statistics

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

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1976–77 L.A. Lakers 70 19.7 .484 .754 4.2 1.4 .7 .1 6.3
1977–78 L.A. Lakers 73 18.0 .498 .820 3.6 1.4 .8 .3 6.8
1978–79 Golden State 70 17.4 .515 .000 .745 3.1 1.1 .6 .2 6.0
1979–80 Golden State 67 18.2 .481 .000 .683 2.9 1.3 .5 .2 5.4
1980–81 Golden State 10 3.9 .333 .000 .667 .8 .1 .1 .0 .4
1980–81 Indiana 29 8.9 .429 .000 .579 1.4 .6 .2 .1 2.0
Career 319 17.0 .492 .000 .747 3.2 1.2 .6 .2 5.6

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1977 L.A. Lakers 11 19.5 .420 .815 3.6 2.0 .6 .2 5.8
1978 L.A. Lakers 2 6.0 .250 1.000 1.0 .5 .0 .0 2.0
Career 13 4 17.4 .407 .000 .828 3.2 1.8 .5 .2 5.2

References

  1. ^ The Indianapolis Star (page 17). 1982-07-16 https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/106113140/. Retrieved 2017-08-11.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ Tom Abernethy

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Basketball-Reference.com
  • memorabilia @ America Online
  • Tom Abernethy biography, pics and info at Lakers Players
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