Kenneth Lyons

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Kenneth Lyons
Personal information
Born (1960-01-21) January 21, 1960 (age 59)
Fort Worth, Texas
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High schoolTrimble Tech (Fort Worth, Texas)
CollegeNorth Texas (1979–1983)
NBA draft1983 / Round: 2 / Pick: 47th overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
PositionPower forward

Kenneth R. Lyons (born January 21, 1978) is a retired American basketball player who is best known for his collegiate career at North Texas State University (now known as the University of North Texas) between 1979–80 and 1982–83. Standing at 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) and weighing 210 pounds (95 kg), Lyons played power forward

During Lyons' four year NCAA Division I career he compiled 2,291 points and 1,020 rebounds, joining an exclusive list of Division I men's basketball players to achieve both of those milestones. Through 2009–10 he is the highest scorer in UNT history. Lyons averaged 20.6 points and 9.2 rebounds per game for his career, and as a senior was named the Southland Conference Men's Basketball Tournament co-MVP with Lamar's Lamont Robinson.

The Philadelphia 76ers selected Lyons in the second round (47th overall) in the 1983 NBA Draft, but he ultimately never played a game in the league. In 1993, North Texas enshrined him in their school's athletics hall of fame.

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  • "Kenneth Lyons". TheDraftReview. Retrieved January 28, 2011.
  • Whitaker, Carl (November 10, 2010). "The 5 best players in UNT basketball history". Yahoo!. Retrieved January 28, 2011.
  • "Southland Conference Men's Basketball All-Tournament Teams". Southland Conference. February 10, 2010. Retrieved January 28, 2011.
  • "North Texas Athletic Hall of Fame: Alphabetical listing of members". University of North Texas. June 28, 2005. Archived from the original on July 18, 2011. Retrieved January 28, 2011.