Pro Basketball Alumni Supports John Starks at the NYSE

starks-alumniOn Thursday, the Professional Basketball Alumni Association’s (PBAA), Director of Player Relations, Cliff Robinson, visited the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in support of PBAA Alumni and former NBA All-Star John Starks.

Robinson, a 1994 NBA All-Star, holds career averages of 14.2 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 2.2 apg and 1.0 bpg in 30.8 minutes per game.

He appeared in 1380 NBA games (844 started), playing for Portland TrailBlazers, Phoenix Suns, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors, and New Jersey Nets.

Starks and Robinson were joined by several other executives and guests in ringing the NYSE Closing Bell in commemoration of the John Starks Foundation’s 3 Point Scholarship Program.

Starks played for the New York Knicks for 8 years, helping the team to reach the NBA playoffs in those 8 seasons.

In 1993-1994 season, Starks helped the Knicks to reach the NBA Finals, where the Knicks faced the Houston Rockets.

Starks played 866 NBA games (420 started), scoring 10829 points (12.5 ppg), grabbing 2129 rebounds (2.5 rpg), and dishing out 3085 assists (3.6 apg).

Starks had his best season with the Knicks in 93-94, averaging career best 19 ppg, 5.9 apg, and appearing in the 93-94 NBA All-Star game.

The 3 Point Scholarship Program has been designed to assist New York/Tri-State & Tulsa area high school students in their pursuit of a college degree. Starks, the Founder and President of the John Starks Foundation, stated; “ We have been very fortunate in helping these young folks get the opportunity to go to school.”

Robinson went on to say, “It’s definitely a pleasure be here with John and to learn of all the great things he is doing for youth and education through his foundation.

The Pro Basketball Alumni is a strong advocate for promoting our Alumni and their contributions to communities throughout the United States.


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