Randolph Mahaffey

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Randolph Mahaffey
Personal information
Born (1945-09-28) September 28, 1945 (age 73)
LaGrange, Georgia
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High schoolLaGrange (LaGrange, Georgia)
CollegeClemson (1964–1967)
NBA draft1967 / Round: 2 / Pick: 16th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
Playing career1967–1971
PositionPower forward / Small forward
Number25, 20, 35
Career history
1967–1968Kentucky Colonels
1968–1969New York Nets
1969–1971Carolina Cougars
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Randolph "Randy" Mahaffey (born September 28, 1945) is an American former professional basketball player.

A 6'7" forward born in LaGrange, Georgia, Mahaffey played college basketball at Clemson University. Mahaffey was one of four brothers (Don, Ronnie and Richie are the others) who played for Clemson between 1959 and 1970. They marked the first time in Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) history that four brothers played for the same program.[1]

The Los Angeles Lakers selected him with the fourth pick of the second round of the 1967 NBA Draft (16th overall pick) and the Kentucky Colonels of the American Basketball Association also drafted him.[2] Mahaffey signed with the American Basketball Association's Colonels.

In his rookie season with the Colonels, Mahaffey scored over 1,000 points and was an ABA All-Star.

On December 30, 1968, the Colonels traded Mahaffey and Manny Leaks to the New York Nets for Oliver Darden and Andy Anderson.

On June 12, 1969 the Nets traded Mahaffey to the Carolina Cougars in return for a draft pick. Mahaffey played with the Cougars through the 1971-72 season.

Mahaffey appeared in the 1968 ABA Playoffs with the Colonels and in the 1970 ABA Playoffs with the Cougars. He averaged 13 points a game in the 1968 playoffs and 12 points a game in the 1970 playoffs, but both of his teams exited after the first round. The Colonels were edged 3 games to 2 by the Minnesota Muskies in the 1968 Eastern Division Semifinals and the Cougars were ousted in the 1970 Eastern Division Semifinals by the Indiana Pacers, 4 games to 0.

Mahaffey averaged 11.9 points per game and 8.0 rebounds per game in his professional basketball career.


  1. ^ "Clemson Basketball Program to Hold Reunion on Saturday". CSTV.com. January 11, 2008. Retrieved April 12, 2017.
  2. ^ BasketballReference.com Randy Mahaffey page

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