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Zelmo "Big Z" Beaty (born October 25, 1939 in Woodville, Texas) is a former American basketball player. A 6'9" center from Prairie View A&M, Beaty was selected with the third pick of the 1962 NBA Draft by the St. Louis Hawks. He played seven seasons with the Hawks, making NBA All-Star Game appearances in 1966 and 1968, before leaving the NBA to play in the rival American Basketball Association. Beaty led the Utah Stars to the 1971 ABA title, then played three more seasons with the Stars before returning the NBA as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers. He retired in 1975 with combined ABA/NBA totals of 15,207 points and 9,665 rebounds. Afterwards, he briefly served as a coach for the ABA's Virginia Squires. Jump to: navigation, search October 25 is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 67 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1939 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Woodville is a town located in Tyler County, Texas. ... Jump to: navigation, search Basketball is very popular in U.S. colleges. ... Prairie View A&M University Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical University, founded 1876 is a historically black university located in Prairie View, Texas and part of the Texas A&M University System. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1962 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... The National Basketball Association Draft is an annual event in which the Associations thirty teams can select young players who wish to join the league. ... The Atlanta Hawks are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... The NBA staged its first All-Star Game in the Boston Garden on March 2, 1951. ... 1966 was a common year starting on Saturday (link goes to calendar) // Events January January 1 - In a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa ousts president David Dacko and takes over the Central African Republic. ... 1968 was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... The American Basketball Association (ABA) refers to two distinct professional basketball leagues. ... The Anaheim Amigos was an American Basketball Association (ABA) team based in Anaheim, California. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1971 is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association team based in Los Angeles, California. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1975 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... Virginia Squires was a basketball franchise in the former American Basketball Association that existed from 1970 through 1976. ...


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Remember the ABA: Zelmo Beaty Tribute -- (by Dan Pattison) (1625 words)
Beaty should be able to enjoy the fruits of what life has brought him through his accomplishments.
Beaty, who played at an all-fl college of Prairie View AandM (located in Texas), was the No. 1 player selected in the NBA in the 1962 draft.
When the Stars and Beaty took their show on the road, Beaty told the national press and media about how well he and his family were being treated.
deseretnews.com | That championship season (2051 words)
Beaty wound up in the Northwest, deciding it was a better place than Los Angeles to raise his children.
Beaty, 61, is semi-retired from the insurance and investment fields and currently dedicates times as a part-time substitute teacher.
Beaty watched from the sidelines, forced by contractual reasons to sit out a year after jumping to the ABA from the NBA's St. Louis Hawks.
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