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Junior Bridgeman

Junior Bridgeman
Personal information
Born (1953-09-17) September 17, 1953
East Chicago, Indiana
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school Washington (East Chicago, Indiana)
College Louisville (1972–1975)
NBA draft 1975 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
Pro career 1975–1987
Position Small forward / Shooting guard
Career history
19751984 Milwaukee Bucks
19841986 Los Angeles Clippers
1986–1987 Milwaukee Bucks
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points 11,517 (13.6 ppg)
Rebounds 2,995 (3.5 rpg)
Assists 2,066 (2.4 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Ulysses Lee "Junior" Bridgeman (born September 17, 1953) is a retired American basketball player.

Born in East Chicago, Indiana, Bridgeman was a member of the 1971 East Chicago Washington High School Senators basketball team, which went undefeated (29-0) and won the Indiana state high school basketball championship. Among his teammates were his brother Sam, Pete Trgovich (who played at UCLA) and Tim Stoddard (N.C. State), who would go on to have success as a Major League Baseball pitcher.

A 6'5" guard/forward from the University of Louisville, Bridgeman was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in 1975 and immediately traded with Brian Winters, David Meyers and Elmore Smith to the Milwaukee Bucks for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Bridgeman went on to have a solid 12-year NBA career, spent mostly with the Bucks, and he scored 11,517 total points. Although he was a sixth man for most of his career, he averaged double figures in scoring for nine consecutive seasons. He played in 711 games for the Bucks, still the most in franchise history, although he started only 105 times. His #2 jersey was retired by the Bucks franchise in 1988.

Bridgeman is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.[1]

Bridgeman has an estimated net worth of $400 million thanks to his franchising over 100 Wendy's restaurants.[2]

He was elected to the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame in 1999.

References

  1. ^ Hartford Alphas at the Wayback Machine (archived July 12, 2006)
  2. ^ http://www.celebritynetworth.com/articles/entertainment-articles/instead-going-broke-like-retired-nba-players-junior-bridgeman-built-500-million-fast-food-empire/

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Basketball-Reference.com
  • Profile at www.nba.com/bucks
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