Sam Pellom

Sam Pellom
Personal information
Born (1951-10-02) October 2, 1951
Wilmington, North Carolina
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 224 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school Leland (Leland, North Carolina)
College Buffalo (1974–1978)
NBA draft 1978 / Undrafted
Playing career 1979–1985
Position Center
Number 41
Career history
1979–1982 Atlanta Hawks
1982–1983 Milwaukee Bucks
1983 Lancaster Lightning (CBA)
1983–1984 Tours Basket Club (France)
1984–1985 C.D. San Andrés (Argentina)
1985 Breogán Lugo (Spain)
Stats at

Samuel Troy "Sam" Pellom (born October 2, 1951) is a retired American basketball player born in Wilmington, North Carolina.[1] The 6'9" forward-center played professionally for the Atlanta Hawks and the Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA[2] and played college basketball at the University at Buffalo, and to date the only player that ever played in the NBA for that university's basketball team.[2] Pellom also played for the Washington Generals, the team that plays the Harlem Globetrotters.[2]


  1. Hooks, Jerry (10 October 1979). "Leland star Pellom makes Hawks roster". Star-News. Retrieved 28 September 2010.
  2. 1 2 3 "University at Buffalo, athletics". University at Buffalo. Retrieved 11 July 2010.

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