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John Salley

John Salley

22 • Center/Forward

Born: May 16, 1964, Brooklyn, NY
Height: 7'0"
Weight: 230 lbs.

"Spider" (so named for his long arms and legs) is among the Pistons' all-time leaders in blocked shots. The first round pick out of Georgia Tech, holds GT's blocked shot record and has had his number 22 retired. After joining the Pistons, became close friends with Adrian Dantley, who taught him the benefits of a proper diet, exercise, vitamins, etc., and called Dantley "Teacher". Salley, good friends with Eddie Murphy, made several appearences at comedy clubs in the off-season.

Career highlights:

  • Drafted 1st round, 11th overall, by Detroit in 1986 out of Georgia Tech
  • Holds Georgia Tech's blocked shot record (243)
  • Traded to the Miami Heat for rights to Isiah Morris and a draft pick, September 1992 and later drafted by the Toronto Raptors in the expansion draft
1989-90 Regular Season Statistics
  G FG% FT% REB AST STE PTS AVG
1988-89 67 .498 .692 335 75 40 467 7.0
1989-90 82 .512 .713 439 67 51 593 7.2
1989-90 Playoff Statistics
  G FG% FT% REB AST STE PTS AVG
1988-89 17 .586 .667 79 9 x 152 8.9
1989-90 20 .475 .755 117 20 x 190 9.5
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