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Cliff Pondexter

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Nationality  American
Role  Basketball Player
Listed height  6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Height  2.06 m

Listed weight  233 lb (106 kg)
Weight  106 kg
Name  Cliff Pondexter
Position  Center, Power forward
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Born  September 15, 1954 (age 61) Fresno, California (1954-09-15)
High school  San Joaquin Memorial (Fresno, California)
College  Long Beach State (1973–1974)
NBA draft  1974 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16th overall
Education  California State University, Long Beach

Clifton Pondexter (born September 15, 1954) is an American former professional basketball player.

A 6'9" forward/center from Fresno, California, Pondexter played at California State University, Long Beach. At the conclusion of his college career Pondexter was selected by the Chicago Bulls with the sixteenth pick of the 1974 NBA Draft and by the San Diego Conquistadors in the first round of the 1974 ABA Draft. Pondexter's NBA career was delayed by a stress fracture in his leg he suffered in the summer of 1974; he did not make his professional debut until a fall 1975 exhibition game against the Kentucky Colonels.

Between 1975 and 1978, Pondexter played 197 games for the Bulls. His best season was 1975-76, when he averaged 5.8 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. He never fully bounced back from his injury, however, and was waived by the Bulls in the summer of 1978. He then took his career to Europe.

Pondexter's nephew, Quincy Pondexter, was selected by the New Orleans Hornets in the first round of the 2010 NBA Draft.

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Cliff Pondexter Wikipedia


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