Alton Lister was a star for the Arizona State basketball team from 1979-81 and was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks #21 in the 1981 NBA draft.
The 7 ft 240 pound center was well-regarded and generally ranked among the top 10 NBA players in blocked shots. After a solid rookie season with Milwaukee he muscled his way to around 600 rebounds per year, had seasons with at least 600, including a career-high 705, and averaged 9.4 per game with Seattle in 1986-87.
And posted over 545 rebounds in 3 other seasons.
Alton Lister played in 953 career games, scored 6,298 regular season points, averaging 6.6 per game and pulled down 5,996 rebounds, 6.3 rebounds per game in a career that spanned from 1981-82 thru 1997-98. He helped his teams reached the NBA playoffs 11 times. His playoff stats include 142 block shots in 87 games, 617 points, 7.1 ppg, and 506 rebounds, 5.8 rpg.