Ken Spain
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Ken Spain
Ken Spain
Personal information
Born(1946-10-06)October 6, 1946
Houston, Texas
DiedOctober 11, 1990(1990-10-11) (aged 44)
Houston, Texas
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High schoolAustin (Houston, Texas)
CollegeHouston (1966-1969)
NBA draft1969 / Round: 2 / Pick: 20th overall
Selected by the Chicago Bulls
Career history
1970-1971Pittsburgh Condors
Career highlights and awards

John Kenneth Spain (October 6, 1946 - October 11, 1990) was an American professional basketball player.

Spain was selected by the National Basketball Association's Chicago Bulls with the 20th overall pick in the 1969 NBA Draft and by the Oakland Oaks in the 1969 ABA Draft. He played in eleven American Basketball Association games during the 1970-71 season for the Pittsburgh Condors.

A 6'9" center, Spain played college basketball at the University of Houston with Elvin Hayes from 1966-1969. Spain graduated from Austin High School in Houston.[1]

Spain died of cancer at age 44 in Houston, Texas.


External links

  • Career NBA stats @
  • Career NCAA stats @
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Ken Spain". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC.

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