Alex English


Full NameAlexander English

BornJanuary 5, 1954

Height6 ft 7 in


RoleSmall Forward


Alexander English is an American retired basketball player, He played 15 seasons in the NBA for four teams, He was an 8 time NBA All-Star and was named to the All-NBA second team three times. He is well known for his time with the Denver Nuggets where he played for 10 years.

He played College basketball for the University of South Carolina for 4 years, he was selected in the All-America teams of 1975 and 1976. English was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in the second round of the 1976 NBA draft with the 23rd pick

English signed with the Indiana Pacers as a free agent after the 1977-78 season. He became a starter in Indiana and began to establish his reputation as a scorer, averaging 16 points per game during the 1978-79 season.

English was traded to the Denver Nuggets midway through the 1979–80 season for George McGinnis, In his first full season with the Nuggets in 1980-81, English average a career-high 23.8 points,

In the 1981-82 season, he was named as an All-Star for the first time as his scoring numbers continued to improve. English maintained a PPG of 25+ till his final season for the Nuggets in 1989-90 when his numbers dipped.

He became a free agent, at age 36, English signed a one-year contract with the Dallas Mavericks where he once again played off the bench, after a brief stint in Italy with Basket Napoli, he retired.

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