Player Profile – Rory Sparrow

Rory Sparrow was boss.  Here is a write-up I did for his nomination:

Rory Sparrow

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Rory Sparrow – 1980-1992 (Nets, Hawks, Knicks, Bulls, Heat, Kings, Lakers)

Rory Sparrow was born in Virginia. He played high school basketball at Eastside in Paterson, NJ (see ‘Lean on Me’). He played collegiately at Villanova where he scored 1,183 points and tallied 495 assists. He was selected in the 4th round of the 1980 NBA draft by the New Jersey Nets. During a 12 years NBA career, he traveled to seven different teams making an impact in each of the backcourts. During his time in the NBA and beyond, Rory made it a point to give back to the community starting his own charitable organization and winning the 1985 Kennedy Citizenship Award.

He finished his career averaging 9 points and 5 assists per game. While never a stand-out player in the Golden Age of the NBA, he was seen as a solid contributor who worked to improve the team. For his contributions on and off the court, it’s time to raise his #2 to the rafters.

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