Earl Cureton

Earl Cureton
Personal information
Born (1957-09-03) September 3, 1957
Detroit, Michigan
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school Finney (Detroit, Michigan)
College Robert Morris (1975–1977)
Detroit (1978–1980)
NBA draft 1979 / Round: 3 / Pick: 58th overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Playing career 1980–1997
Position Power forward / Center
Number 25, 23, 35
Career history
As player:
19801983 Philadelphia 76ers
1983 Olimpia Milano (Italy)
19831986 Detroit Pistons
1986–1987 Chicago Bulls
19871988 Los Angeles Clippers
1988–1989 Charlotte Hornets
1989–1990 Olimpia Milano (Italy)
1991 Charlotte Hornets
1991 New Haven Skyhawks (USBL)
1991–1992 Tours Joué Basket (France)
1993–1994 Sioux Falls Skyforce (CBA)
1994 Houston Rockets
1996–1997 Toronto Raptors
As coach:
1998 Camden Power (USBL)
2003–2004 Long Beach Jam (ABA)
2004–2005 Orange County Crush (ABA)
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 3,620 (5.4 ppg)
Rebounds 3,172 (4.7 rpg)
Assists 678 (1.0 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Earl Cureton (born September 3, 1957) is an American retired professional basketball player. His nickname was "The Twirl".

NBA player

He was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 3rd round of the 1979 NBA draft (58th overall pick) after playing collegiately for Robert Morris University and the University of Detroit. During his twelve seasons in the National Basketball Association, the 6'9" forward-center played for the Philadelphia 76ers (1980–1983), Detroit Pistons (1983–1986), Chicago Bulls (1986–87), Los Angeles Clippers (1986–88), Charlotte Hornets (1988–89, 1990–91), Houston Rockets (1993–94) and Toronto Raptors (1996–97). Cureton played with two NBA championship teams. He played 674 NBA regular games and 54 playoff games, averaging 5.4 PPG and 4.7 RPG in 18.4 minutes per game. He won two NBA Championships with Philadelphia and Houston.

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