John Fairchild

John Fairchild (born April 28, 1943) is a retired American basketball player.

John Fairchild
Personal information
Born (1943-04-28) April 28, 1943
Encinitas, California
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High schoolSan Dieguito
(Encinitas, California)
NBA draft1965 / Round: 2 / Pick: 16th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
Playing career1965–1970
PositionPower forward
Number33, 24, 12, 30, 25
Career history
1965–1966Los Angeles Lakers
1967–1968Anaheim Amigos
1968Denver Rockets
1968–1969Indiana Pacers
1969–1970Kentucky Colonels
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA and ABA statistics
Points1,085 (6.6 ppg)
Rebounds523 (3.2 rpg)
Assists115 (0.7 apg)
Stats at

Born in Encinitas, California,[1] Fairchild played high school basketball at San Dieguito High School (class of 1961) and college basketball at Brigham Young University.

Fairchild was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers with the 8th pick of the 2nd round (16th overall pick) of the 1965 NBA draft. He played for the Lakers during the 1965–66 NBA season.[1]

Fairchild later played in the American Basketball Association as a 6'8" forward for the Anaheim Amigos (1967–68), averaging 10.9 points per game. Fairchild later played for the Denver Rockets (1968–69 season), Indiana Pacers (1968–69 and 1969–1970 seasons) and Kentucky Colonels (1969–1970 season). He was a member of the Pacers team that was the ABA runner-up in 1969 and the subsequent team that won the 1970 ABA Championship.[1]


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