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Keith Erickson

Keith Erickson
Erickson in 1976
Personal information
Born (1944-04-19) April 19, 1944
San Francisco, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school El Segundo
(El Segundo, California)
College UCLA (1962–1965)
NBA draft 1965 / Round: 3 / Pick: 18th overall
Selected by the San Francisco Warriors
Pro career 1965–1977
Position Small forward / Shooting guard
Number 18, 15, 24, 14
Career history
1965–1966 San Francisco Warriors
19661968 Chicago Bulls
19681973 Los Angeles Lakers
19731977 Phoenix Suns
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 7,251 (9.5 ppg)
Rebounds 3,449 (4.5 rpg)
Assists 1,991 (2.6 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Keith Raymond Erickson (born April 19, 1944) is an American former basketball player.

After graduating from El Segundo High School (California), Erickson played at UCLA, where he was a member of the 1964 and 1965 NCAA Champion teams. Erickson, who attended UCLA on a shared baseball/basketball scholarship, also played on the 1964 US Men's Olympic Volleyball team. Coach John Wooden would later remark that Erickson was the finest athlete he ever coached.

In 1965, he was selected by the San Francisco Warriors in the third round of the NBA draft. Erickson played for the Warriors, Chicago Bulls, the 1972 NBA Champion Los Angeles Lakers, and Phoenix Suns.

Erickson retired in 1977 with 7,251 points and 3,449 rebounds. He later served as color man for the Los Angeles Lakers with Chick Hearn, the Los Angeles Clippers, and The NBA on CBS.

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External links

  • John Wooden's first Championship
  • Career statistics
  • Keith Erickson answers questions from fans
  • SANDS OF TIME, book excerpt
  • Video: Erickson discusses Coach John Wooden


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