LaVon Mercer biography

LaVon Mercer

Center, Basketball Player

1959 –

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Who is LaVon Mercer?

LaVon Mercer, is an American-Israeli retired basketball player. He played in the center position.

In college, Mercer played for the University of Georgia Bulldogs and was selected by the San Antonio Spurs in the 3rd round of the 1980 NBA Draft.

In the 1980s and 1990s, Mercer played professional basketball in Israel for Hapoel Tel Aviv and Maccabi Tel Aviv. LaVon Mercer led his teams to 6 Israeli Champions and 5 Israeli State Cups. While playing for Maccabi, the club reached the Euroleague finals in 1989 and the Euroleague semifinals in 1991.

Mercer also played for the Israeli national team in the 1986 FIBA World Championship and 1987 Eurobasket Championship.

He is currently the women's basketball coach at Spelman College.

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Born
Jan 13, 1959
Americas
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Georgia

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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