Jack Twyman (May 30, 2012)


John Kennedy “Jack” Twyman (May 21, 1934 – May 30, 2012) was an American professional basketball player and sports broadcaster.

Twyman, a 6’6″ forward from the University of Cincinnati, spent eleven seasons in the NBA as a member of the Rochester/Cincinnati Royals. Twyman and Wilt Chamberlain became the first players in NBA history to average more than 30 points per game in a single season when they both accomplished that feat during the 1959–60 season. He scored his career-high 59 points in a game that same season. Twyman was named to the All-NBA Second Team in both 1960 and 1962, and appeared in six NBA All-Star Games. He scored 15,840 points in his career which ranked 20th on the NBA’s all-time scoring list at the time of his retirement.

Twyman was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1983.


Career highlights and awards
6× NBA All-Star (1957–1960, 1962, 1963)
2× All-NBA Second Team (1960, 1962)
No. 27 retired by the Sacramento Kings
Second-team All-American – NEA, INS (1955)
No. 27 retired by University of Cincinnati
Career statistics
Points 15,840 (19.2 ppg)
Rebounds 5,424 (6.6 rpg)
Assists 1,861 (2.3 apg)