Thursday, January 28, 2016

TTM Triumph #13: Toby Kimball

Here's another successful recent return:

Mr. Kimball played four years of college ball at the University of Connecticut (1962-65) where he averaged 18.4 points and 17.9 rebounds a game over three seasons (freshmen were ineligible), in his senior season he led nation in rebounding with 21 a game. He was drafted in the third round of the 1965 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics.

Since he knew he wouldn't get to play very much in his rookie season he talked coach Auerbach into letting him play in Italy for a season, where he led his team his team to an Italian Cup Title as well as the World Cup Championship. He came back and played one season with the Celtics before being selected by the San Diego Rockets in the 1967 expansion draft. He would go on to play for six teams over nine seasons in the NBA. Over his career he averaged 6.1 points and 6.8 rebounds a game. He suffered multiple injuries during his career, so his full potential was likely never achieved.

As always a big thank you goes out to Mr. Kimball!

Thanks for taking a moment to look at my page.


  1. This guys college career is a little before my time. But I remember watching the old Ecac tournament games years ago. The predecessor to the Big East. Uconn was always strong.

    1. Mark, Until your comment I had never heard of the Ecac before. So thank you for sending me to google in search of it, and it's history.

    2. Up her in New England all the teams were independent back in the 60's and 70's.. It was the only way we could get a team into the NCAA tournament

    3. Things like this are why I said that you have got to get a blog going. You are depriving everyone by not doing so!