C. J. Kupec

Charles Jerome "C. J." Kupec (born January 16, 1953) is a retired American professional basketball player, formerly in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

C. J. Kupec
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Kupec from 1975 Michiganensian
Personal information
Born (1953-01-26) January 26, 1953 (age 67)
Oak Lawn, Illinois
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High schoolOak Lawn Community
(Oak Lawn, Illinois)
CollegeMichigan (1972–1975)
NBA draft1975 / Round: 4 / Pick: 56th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
Playing career1975–1988
PositionCenter / Power forward
Number41, 25
Career history
19751977Los Angeles Lakers
1977–1978Houston Rockets
1978–1980Olimpia Billy Milano
1981–1982Squibb Cantù
1982–1983Siv Bergamo
1983–1985Viola Reggio Calabria
1985–1986Mister Day Siena
1986–1988Spondilatte Cremona
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA and LBA statistics
Points6,384 (14.9 ppg)
Rebounds2,101 (4.9 rpg)
Assists453 (1.1 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

College careerEdit

Kupec played college basketball at the University of Michigan.

Professional careerEdit

Kupec was selected in the fourth round of the 1975 NBA draft by the Los Angeles Lakers and in the fifth round of the 1975 ABA Draft by the Spirits of St. Louis.[1]

Kupec played for the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets during the 1970s, as well as in Italy during the 1980s. He won the 1982 EuroLeague title with Cantu.

Post playing careerEdit

In 2007, the Illinois High School Association named Kupec one of the 100 Legends of the IHSA Boys Basketball Tournament.[2]


  1. ^ "C. J. Kupec stats page at BasketballReference.com". Archived from the original on 2007-10-11. Retrieved 2008-12-26.
  2. ^ http://www.ihsa.org/initiatives/legends/index.htm

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