Donaldson during his 2009 race for Mayor of Seattle.
(1957-08-17) August 17, 1957 (age 59)
English / American
7 ft 2 in (2.18 m)
275 lb (125 kg)
Washington State (1975–1979)
1979 / Round: 4 / Pick: 73rd overall
Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics
40, 35, 54
3A Antonini Siena (Italy)
San Diego / Los Angeles Clippers
New York Knicks
Iraklis Thessaloniki (Greece)
Caja San Fernando (Spain)
Snai Montecatini (Italy)
Gymnastikos S. Larissas (Greece)
Career highlights and awards
NBA All-Star (1988)
Second-team All-Pac-8 (1978)
Career NBA statistics
8,203 (8.6 ppg)
7,492 (7.8 rpg)
1,267 (1.6 bpg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
James Lee Donaldson III (born August 16, 1957) is a retired professional English-American basketball player who grew up in California and played 14 seasons in the National Basketball Association and several leagues across Europe. Born in Heacham, England Donaldson played high school basketball for Luther Burbank before enrolling to Washington State University to play for the Cougars.
1 Amateur career
2 Professional career
4 See also
6 External links
Donaldson, a 7’2″ center, starred at Luther Burbank High School and Washington State in the late 1970s. In his 4 seasons at WSU he averaged 8.5 points per game and 8.1 rebounds per game in 84 games. As of April 2015 he was the all-time leader in career blocked shots (176), blocks average (2.1), single-season blocks (82 in 1977–78), single-season blocks average (3.0 in 1977–78) and single-game blocked shots (eight versus Stanford, Jan. 25, 1978). He was inducted in WSU’s athletic hall of fame in 2006.
After being drafted by the Seattle SuperSonics in the 1979 NBA draft he signed a contract with 3A Antonini Siena of the Italian Serie A.
Donaldson played three seasons with Seattle before moving on to the S