Wes Unseld

Westley Sissel " Wes " Unseld ( born March 14, 1946 in Louisville, Kentucky ) is a retired American professional basketball player. Between 1968 and 1981 he played in the NBA for the crews of the Baltimore Bullets / Bullets Washington. Unseld is 2,01 m tall and played the position of center. He was the second player in the league history, who was elected in his rookie season to both the Rookie of the Year and the MVP after Wilt Chamberlain. He was also appointed in the same season in the All- NBA First Team and according to the NBA All- Rookie Team. Unseld was, namely in 1969, 1971-73 and 1975 elected team All-Star during his career five times. He also led the NBA in 1975 when rebounding. Unseld reached the finals four times the Bullets NBA. Once, in 1978, he won it with his team, against the Seattle SuperSonics. He was also elected after winning the championship in 1978 for MVP of the Finals.

In 1975, Unseld became the first winner of today awarded annually J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award for community involvement.

1988 Unseld was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.