Ray Felix

Ray Felix
Personal information
Born (1930-12-10)December 10, 1930
New York City, New York
Died July 28, 1991(1991-07-28) (aged 60)
Queens, New York
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school Metropolitan
(New York City, New York)
College LIU Brooklyn (1949–1951)
NBA draft 1953 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1st overall
Selected by the Baltimore Bullets
Playing career 1953–1962
Position Center
Number 25, 19, 14
Career history
1953–1954 Baltimore Bullets
19541960 New York Knicks
1960–1962 Los Angeles Lakers
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 6,974 (10.9 ppg)
Rebounds 5,652 (8.9 rpg)
Assists 458 (0.7 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Raymond Darlington Felix (December 10, 1930 – July 28, 1991) was an American professional basketball player. He was born in New York City. He played college basketball at Long Island University.

A 6' 11" center from Long Island University, Felix was selected by the Baltimore Bullets with the first pick in the 1953 NBA Draft. He won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award in 1954 after averaging 17.6 points and 13.3 rebounds. Felix was also the second African-American, following Don Barksdale, to be named an All-Star. Felix spent nine seasons in the league, and played for the Bullets, New York Knicks, Minneapolis Lakers, and Los Angeles Lakers. Felix averaged 10.9 points and 8.9 rebounds per game, with career totals of 6,974 points and 5,652 rebounds. He retired in 1962.


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