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Encyclopedia > Elvin Hayes

Elvin Ernest Hayes (born November 17, 1945 in Rayville, Louisiana) is considered as one of the all-time great collegiate and professional basketball players. He is a member of the NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team. 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece. ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... Rayville is a town located in Richland Parish, Louisiana. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005 For other uses, see Basketball (disambiguation). ... The 50 Greatest Players in National Basketball Association (NBA) History were named during the 50th anniversary season (1996–1997) of the NBA. NBA Commissioner David Stern announced the players at a press luncheon on October 29, 1996, in New York City. ...

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College Life In Houston

On January 20, 1968, the Big E and the Houston Cougars faced Lew Alcindor (now known as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) and the UCLA Bruins in the first-ever national televised college basketball game. In front of a record 52,693 fans at the Houston Astrodome, Hayes scored 39 points and had 15 rebounds limiting Alcindor to just 15 points as Houston beat UCLA 71-69 to snap the Bruins 47-game winning streak in what has been called "The Game Of The Century". That game helped earned Hayes The Sporting News College Basketball Player Of The Year. January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Missing image University of Houston logo University of Houston The University of Houston, often called U of H or UH, is a nationally recognized doctoral degree-granting, comprehensive research university located in Houston, Texas. ... Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr. ... The University of California, Los Angeles, popularly known as UCLA, is a public, coeducational university situated in the neighborhood of Westwood within the city of Los Angeles. ... Houston redirects here. ... The Reliant Astrodome, formerly just the Astrodome, is a domed sports stadium in Houston, Texas, and is part of the Reliant Park complex. ... The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper. ...


One month later, he grabbed a career-high 37 rebounds in a game against Centehory on February 10.


He led Houston in scoring (1966 27.2 points per game, 1967 28.4, and 1968 36.8). 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ...


Hayes and Don Chaney were University of Houston's first African American Basketball players in 1966. Donald R. Chaney (born March 22, 1946 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is a former pro basketball player and coach. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black), is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ...


Elvin's Glory Years

He joined the NBA with the San Diego Rockets in 1968 and in his rookie year, he scored a career-high 54 points against the Detroit Pistons on November 11 of that year. He led the NBA in scoring with 28.4 points per game and was named to the NBA All-Rookie Team. The Detroit Pistons are a professional basketball team based in the Detroit, Michigan metropolitan area. ... November 11 is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 50 days remaining. ...


In 1972, Hayes was traded to the Baltimore Bullets, where he remained for nine seasons. Following the Bullets' move to Washington D.C., he teamed with Hall-Of-Famer Wes Unseld to form a fierce and dominating frontcourt combination that led the Bullets to 3 NBA Finals (1975, 1978, and 1979, and an NBA title over The Seattle Supersonics in 1978. He shined brighly, especially in the NBA Playoffs, in that Championship season (1978), he averaged 21.8 points per game in 21 playoff games. One year later, he set an NBA Finals record for most offensive rebounds in a game (11), in a May 27, 1979 game over the Seattle Supersonics. 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1972 calendar). ... There have been two separate franchises in the National Basketball Association known as the Baltimore Bullets: For the team that played in the league from 1947 through 1955, when it became the last NBA franchise to fold, see: Baltimore Bullets (original) For the later team of that name, still in... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Westley Sissel Wes Unseld (born March 14, 1946 in Louisville, Kentucky) is a former basketball player and coach in the NBA. Unseld is a prominent member of Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African Americans. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... The Seattle SuperSonics (or simply Sonics) are a professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington. ... The NBA Finals is the championship series of the National Basketball Association, played under a best-of-seven playoff format. ... May 27 is the 147th day (148th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 218 days remaining. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ...


Stats And Honors

In his career with the NBA's San Diego/Houston Rockets and the Baltimore/Capital/Washington Bullets, Hayes had 27,313 points (eighth all-time) and 16,279 rebounds (sixth all-time), while playing in twelve straight NBA All-Star Games from 1969 to 1980. In addition to his 1968 scoring title, Hayes led the NBA in rebounding in 1970 and 1974. The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... The Houston Rockets are a professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ... Washington Bullets redirects here; for the song by The Clash, see Washington Bullets (song). ... The NBA staged its first All-Star Game in the Boston Garden on March 2, 1951. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ...


Hayes was named to the NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team during the 1996-1997 NBA season and was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1990. The 50 Greatest Players in National Basketball Association (NBA) History were named during the 50th anniversary season (1996–1997) of the NBA. NBA Commissioner David Stern announced the players at a press luncheon on October 29, 1996, in New York City. ... The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame honors players who have shown exceptional skill at basketball, all-time great coaches and referees, and other major contributors to the game. ... This article is about the year. ...


External links

  • NBA.com biography
  • Basketball Hall of Fame biography
  • ClutchFans.net Profile - Houston Rocket Fan Site
National Basketball Association | NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team

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Elvin Hayes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (445 words)
Elvin Ernest Hayes (born November 17, 1945 in Rayville, Louisiana) is considered as one of the all-time great collegiate and professional basketball players.
Hayes and Don Chaney were University of Houston's first African American Basketball players in 1966.
Hayes was named to the NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team during the 1996-1997 NBA season and was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1990.
NBA History: Elvin Hayes (2236 words)
Hayes was immensely popular with fans, who appreciated his dominating style of play as well as his persona off the court.
Hayes was so clumsy, however, that he evoked laughter with his awkward attempts at shooting and dribbling.
Hayes saw basketball as a free ride out of the poverty of Rayville, so he leaped at the University of Houston's invitation to become one of the school's first African-American athletes.
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