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Jamaal Wilkes

Jamaal Wilkes made a mark wherever he was. From Berkeley, California, Wilkes personified California basketball, at 6’6”, a deadly shooter, an all-star defender and a very reliable rebounder.  At UCLA, he was a key player on the team’s record 88 game winning streak under legendary coach John Wooden. Wilkes had a smooth style that gave him the nickname “Silk”. Following his triumphant years with the Bruins, he was an immediate star in the NBA.  A first round draft choice of the Warriors, he won Rookie of the Year honors and the first of four championships. As a Laker, Wilkes was an anchor of the Eighties Showtime team.  A three-time all-star, whatever team he was on, he won. He was an exceptional outside shooter with an unorthodox shot, which Hall of Fame broadcaster Chick Hearn called “a 20-foot layup”. Hall of Fame Laker owner Jerry Buss said, of Wilkes, “A rare combination of selflessness and grace, Jamaal made the game look effortless.”

Enshrined

2012

Born

May 02, 1953 Berkeley, CA

College

UCLA

Professional Career

Golden State Warriors LA Clippers LA Lakers

Career Stats

4x NBA CHAMPION
3x NBA ALL-STAR
2x NCAA CHAMPION
1975 NBA Rookie of the Year
2x NBA All-Defensive Second Team
2x CONSENSUS FIRST-TEAM
ALL-AMERICAN