Ken Barlow (basketball)

Ken Barlow
Personal information
Born (1964-09-20) September 20, 1964
Indianapolis, Indiana
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school Cathedral (Indianapolis, Indiana)
College Notre Dame (1982–1986)
NBA draft 1986 / Round: 1 / Pick: 23rd overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
Playing career 1986–2002
Position Power forward / Small forward
Number 8
Career history
1986–1987 Tracer Milano
1987–1990 Maccabi Tel Aviv
1990–1993 PAOK
1993–1994 Pfizer Reggio Calabria
1994 Benetton Treviso
1995–1996 Olimpia Pistoia
1997–1999 Snai Montecatini
1999–2000 Dinamo Sassari
2000–2002 Mabo Livorno
Career highlights and awards

Kenneth Barlow (born September 20, 1964) is an American former professional basketball player. Barlow graduated from the University of Notre Dame, in Notre Dame, Indiana.

College career

Barlow played college basketball at the University of Notre Dame, with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

He served as team captain his final two seasons, while helping the Irish to two NCAA tournament berths (1985, 1986), and a runner-up finish at the 1984 National Invitation Tournament (NIT).

Professional career

After college, Barlow was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1st round (23rd overall) of the 1986 NBA Draft.

Some of the clubs that he played in Europe with include: Olimpia Milano, Maccabi Tel Aviv, PAOK, Pfizer Reggio Calabria, Benetton Treviso, Olimpia Pistoia, and Mabo Livorno.


Ken has two sons who both played college basketball: Kelsey, who played at Purdue (now at UIC), and Keenan, who played for Tiffin. He also has a cousin, Ashley Barlow, who tri-captained the Notre Dame Fighting Irish women's basketball team in 2009 and 2010. She played for Notre Dame from 2007–2010.

Ken is now a minister, at a local church in Indianapolis.



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