Linton Townes Forward 6 ft 7 inches, 190 lbs starred at James Madison U 1979-1982
Portland Trail Blazers 1982-1983, Milwaukee Bucks 1983-84, San Diego 1983-84, San Antonio 1984-85
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Born: November 30 1959 in Richmond VA.
Drafted in 1982 after a successful colligate career at James Madison by the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association. In his freshman season in pro basketball Linton Townes played in a career-high 55 games, and scored 257 points, averaging 4.2 points per game, and 1.2 rebounds per game.
In that season’s playoff, he scored 33 points in 6 games, and had 5 assists.
Also played 2 games with San Antonio in the 1984-85 NBA playoffs, scoring 8 points.
Although he played just 5 regular season games in the last 3-years, he had pleasant memories of his solid basketball career. Linton Townes regular season career stats: 257 points, 109 FGM, 248 FGA, .440 pct. 9 3-pointers made in 25 attempts, made 30 of 40 free throws, had 67 rebounds, 32 assists and played 543 minutes spanning 60 games.