Julius Erving to take part in “An Evening with St. John’s Basketball”

julius-erving-beardNBA legend Julius Erving has been named a guest speaker at St. John’s University’s “An Evening with St. John’s Basketball” event.

The event will be held Nov. 18 in Manhattan, New York, and serves as an introduction to both the men’s and women’s teams at St. Johns.

Erving, a 16-time NBA All-Star won an NBA MVP title in 1981, and led the Philadelphia 76ers to four NBA Finals in seven years, eventually winning the NBA title in 1983.

Erving retired in 1987 at the age of 37, and in 1993 was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. In 1994, Erving was named by Sports Illustrated as one of the 40 most important athletes of all time. In 2004, he was inducted into the Nassau County Sports Hall of Fame.

Erving played in 836 NBA games, averaging 22 ppg, 6.7 rpg in 34.3 minutes per game. In ABA, Erving averaged 28.7 ppg, 12 rpg in 40.7 minutes of playing time in 407 games. In total, Erving played in 1243 games (NBA-ABA), averaging 24.2 ppg, 8.5 rpg.


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