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Jerry Chambers

Jerry Chambers
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Personal information
Born (1943-07-18) July 18, 1943 (age 72)
Washington, D.C.
Nationality American
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Career information
High school Eastern (Washington, D.C.)
College Trinidad CC (1962–1964)
Utah (1964–1966)
NBA draft 1966 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
Pro career 1966–1974
Position Small forward
Number 40, 44, 33
Career history
1966–1967 Los Angeles Lakers
1969–1970 Phoenix Suns
1970–1971 Atlanta Hawks
1971–1972 Buffalo Braves
1972–1973 San Diego Conquistadors (ABA)
1973–1974 San Antonio Spurs (ABA)
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA and ABA statistics
Points 2,667 (8.3 ppg)
Rebounds 1,032 (3.2 rpg)
Assists 270 (0.8 apg)
Stats at

Jerome Purcell "Jerry" Chambers (born July 18, 1943) is a retired American professional basketball player. At 6'5" and 185 pounds, he played as a forward.

Chambers attended the University of Utah during the mid-1960s, winning the NCAA Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player award in 1966 after his team reached the Final Four.[1] He played four professional seasons in the National Basketball Association as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns, Atlanta Hawks, and Buffalo Braves. In 1968, he was involved in one of the most significant transactions in NBA history when the Lakers traded him, Archie Clark and Darrall Imhoff to the Philadelphia 76ers for Hall-of-Famer Wilt Chamberlain. Chambers never played for the 76ers, as they traded him to Phoenix in 1969.[2]

From 1972 to 1974, Chambers played in the rival American Basketball Association as a member of the San Diego Conquistadors and the San Antonio Spurs. He retired with 2,667 combined NBA/ABA career points.[3]