Linton Townes
Personal information
Born (1959-11-30) November 30, 1959 (age 61)
Richmond, Virginia
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High schoolCovington (Covington, Virginia)
CollegeJames Madison (1978–1982)
NBA draft1982 / Round: 2 / Pick: 33rd overall
Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers
Playing career1982–1999
PositionSmall forward / Shooting guard
Number2, 22, 9
Career history
1982–1983Portland Trail Blazers
1983Milwaukee Bucks
1983Lancaster Lightning
1983–1984San Diego Clippers
1984–1985Tampa Bay Thrillers
1985San Antonio Spurs
1985–1986Real Madrid
1986–1987BSC Saturn Köln
1987–1989Hapoel Tel Aviv
1989-1991ALM Evreux
1992–1993Maccabi Rishon LeZion
1993–1994OAR Ferrol
1994–1997TDK Manresa
1997–1998Breogán Lugo
1998–1999Cabitel Gijón
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Linton Rodney Townes (born November 30, 1959) is a retired American professional basketball player. He was a 6 '7" (201 cm) 190 lb (86 kg) swingman from Richmond, Virginia, he played collegiately at James Madison University from 1978 to 1982. He played for four National Basketball Association (NBA) teams. He also starred in high school at Covington High School in Covington, Virginia. Covington is also the same city where fellow NBA alum Bimbo Coles was born.

Townes was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers with the 10th pick in the second round of the 1982 NBA draft.[1] In his first season (1982–83) he played 55 games for the Blazers, averaging 4.5 points and 1.2 rebounds per game. His final two seasons were split between Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Clippers, and San Antonio Spurs.

After being waived from the Spurs early in the 1984–85 season and playing one season at the CBA, Townes moved to Europe and Israel where he played the remainder of his career, notably in Germany, Spain, France and Israel before retiring in 1999. In France he played for two years for the ALM Évreux in Pro B and in Israel he played for Hapoel Tel Aviv.


  1. ^ 1982 NBA Draft Archived 2007-10-18 at the Wayback Machine,