Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Spencer Haywood


┬áHe decided to turn pro after his sophomore year, but National Basketball Association (NBA) rules, which then required a player to wait until his class graduated, prohibited him from entering the league. As a result, he joined the Denver Rockets of the American Basketball Association (ABA).In his rookie season, Haywood led the ABA in scoringContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Spencer Haywood”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Spencer Haywood


Often overlooked and under appreciated Spencer Haywood is a critical reason for underclassmen being allowed in the NBA today. Haywood attended Trinidad State Junior College in Trinidad, Colorado, during the 1967-68 college season, where he averaged 28.2 points and 22.1 rebounds per game. Due to his exceptional performance and talent, Haywood made the USA OlympicContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Spencer Haywood”