Craig Raymond
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Craig Raymond
Craig Raymond
Craig Raymond 1968.jpg
Craig Raymond with Olimpia Milano (1968)
Personal information
Born(1945-04-05)April 5, 1945
Aberdeen, Washington
DiedOctober 15, 2018(2018-10-15) (aged 73)
Provo, Utah
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High schoolHudson's Bay
(Vancouver, Washington)
CollegeBYU (1964-1967)
NBA draft1967 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12th overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Playing career1967-1973
PositionCenter
Number20, 21, 54, 12, 32, 51, 52
Career history
1967-1968Olimpia Simmenthal Milano
1968-1969Wilkes-Barre Barons
1969Philadelphia 76ers
1969Pittsburgh Pipers
1969-1970Los Angeles Stars
1970-1971Memphis Pros
1971-1972The Floridians
1972San Diego Conquistadors
1972-1973Indiana Pacers
Career NBA and ABA statistics
Points1,658 (6.9 ppg)
Rebounds1,510 (6.3 rpg)
Assists327 (1.4 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Craig Milford Raymond (April 5, 1945-October 15, 2018) was an American retired professional basketball player.

A 6'11" center from Brigham Young University, Raymond played with Dick Nemelka, Jeff Congdon, and Jim Jimas on BYU teams that competed in the NCAA Tournament in 1965 and in 1966 won the National Invitation Tournament in New York City 1966 National Invitation Tournament. In the championship game he scored 21 points with nearly the same number of rebounds. He was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers with the twelfth pick of the 1967 NBA draft. Raymond spent one year with the 76ers, then jumped to the rival American Basketball Association and played four seasons with the Pittsburgh Pipers, the Los Angeles Stars, the Memphis Pros, The Floridians, the San Diego Conquistadors, and the Indiana Pacers. His ABA highlight was an improbable late-season streak with the Los Angeles Stars all the way to the ABA finals against the Indiana Pacers. In his NBA/ABA career, Raymond averaged 6.9 points per game and 6.3 rebounds per game.[1][2]

Craig was very involved in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints including serving as a Bishop in the San Diego area. He was married to his wife Carolyn Bodily Raymond for 51 years.

References

  1. ^ Craig Raymond. basketball-reference.com.
  2. ^ [1]. Craig Raymond Obituary.


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