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FactEnshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1997.


Alex English is an American former professional basketball player who was born on January 5, 1954, in Columbia, South Carolina. He played the small forward position in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for 16 seasons with the Milwaukee Bucks, Indiana Pacers, Denver Nuggets, and Dallas Mavericks. English was a eight-time NBA All-Star and a one-time NBA scoring champion. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1997.

English grew up in a housing project in Columbia and was one of nine children. His father, John, was a factory worker, and his mother, Annie, was a homemaker. English began playing organized basketball in high school. He attended the University of South Carolina, where he played college basketball for four seasons.

English was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 1976 NBA draft with the 23rd overall pick. He averaged 15.9 points per game during his rookie season and was named to the NBA All-Rookie Team. English averaged at least 20 points per game in each of his first seven seasons with the Bucks. He was traded to the Indiana Pacers in 1983.

English averaged 22.6 points per game during his first season with the Pacers. He helped the team reach the Eastern Conference Finals, where they lost to the Philadelphia 76ers. English was traded to the Denver Nuggets in 1987. He averaged 21.5 points per game during his first season with the Nuggets and helped the team reach the Western Conference Finals, where they lost to the Los Angeles Lakers.

English signed with the Dallas Mavericks in 1993 and averaged 12.8 points per game during his final season in the NBA. He retired from professional basketball after 16 seasons with career averages of 21.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game.

English was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1997. His number 2 jersey was retired by the Nuggets in 2008. English was inducted into the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame in 2010.

English has been married twice and has four children. His first marriage was to Wanda Riddle from 1976 to 1987. His second marriage is to Janet English, whom he married in 1993.

General Info

Full NameAlex English
Height2.01 m
Weight86 kg
ProfessionCoach, Basketball player
EducationUniversity of South Carolina
NationalityAmerican

Accomplishments

AwardsAll-NBA Team, National Basketball Association Awards - J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award
NominationsNAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
MoviesNo Money Down, Amazing Grace and Chuck
TV ShowsRed Hot Design

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#Fact
1Assistant coach, Philadelphia 76ers. [November 2003]
2Is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.
3Denver Nuggets franchise all-time leading scorer (21,645 points) and all-time assists leader (3,679).
4Played for the University of South Carolina (1972-1976). Two-time All-America selection (1976-1976). Ranks first in South Carolina history in scoring (1,972 points, 17.8 ppg) and third in rebounding (1,064, 9.6 rpg). Played the most minutes (4,113) in school history. Holds records for most field goals attempted (1,590) and made (855). Ranks second all-time in blocked shots (230). USC retired his number 22 jersey.
5Played for the NBA Milwaukee Bucks (1976-1978), NBA Indiana Pacers (1978-1980), NBA Denver Nuggets (1980-1990), NBA Dallas Mavericks (1990-1991) and Italian League Depi Napoli (1991-1992). All-NBA Second Team (1982, 1983, 1986). NBA's leading scorer in the 1980s (19,682 points). First player in NBA history to score 2,000 points in eight straight seasons. Set 31 Denver Nuggets records in 10 seasons, including points scored (21,645), games played (837), assists (3,679), scoring average (25.9 ppg), most points and highest scoring average in a season (2,414, 29.8 ppg in 1985-1986) and minutes played (29,893).
6NBA's J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (1988). His jersey number 2 was retired by the Nuggets (1993). Enshrined in the University of South Carolina, the state of South Carolina and the state of Colorado Halls of Fame. Awarded the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award for Citizenship, the most prestigious honor awarded by the University of South Carolina.
7Enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1997.

Pictures

Movies

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lumera2007Barrington
The Definite Maybe1997The Premiere
Eddie1996Cleveland Cavaliers Head Coach
Midnight Caller1989TV SeriesMayor Wade
Amazing Grace and Chuck1987Amazing Grace Smith

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Nothing But Net Show2013TV MovieHimself
1989 NBA All-Star Game1989TV SpecialHimself
1988 NBA All-Star Game1988TV SpecialHimself
1987 NBA All-Star Game1987TV SpecialHimself
1986 NBA All-Star Game1986TV SpecialHimself
1985 NBA All-Star Game1985TV SpecialHimself
1984 NBA All-Star Game1984TV SpecialHimself
1983 NBA All-Star Game1983TV SpecialHimself
1982 NBA All-Star Game1982TV SpecialHimself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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