Wayne Sappleton
Personal information
Born (1960-11-17) November 17, 1960 (age 61)
Kingston, Jamaica
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High schoolArdenne (Kingston, Jamaica)
CollegeLoyola Chicago (1978–1982)
NBA draft1982 / Round: 2 / Pick: 38th overall
Selected by the Golden State Warriors
Playing career1982–1993
PositionPower forward
Career history
1982–1984AMG Sebastiani Rieti
1984–1985New Jersey Nets
1985–1986Allibert Livorno
1989–1991Corona Cremona
1991–1993CB Llíria
Career highlights and awards
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at NBA.com
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at Basketball-Reference.com

Wayne B. Sappleton (born November 17, 1960) is a retired Jamaican professional basketball player, formerly of the NBA's New Jersey Nets. A 6'9 forward, Sappleton was a star at Loyola University Chicago from 1978-82.

Collegiate career

Sappleton grew up in Kingston, Jamaica where he attended Ardenne High School. He eventually moved to the U.S. to play for the Loyola Ramblers from 1978–82 and was the Midwestern City Conference (now the Horizon League) Player of the Year in 1982. While at Loyola, Sappleton twice finished second in the NCAA in rebounding, in 1981 and 1982.[1]

Professional career

After completing his collegiate eligibility, Sappleton was drafted by the Golden State Warriors in the 2nd round (38th pick overall) in the 1982 NBA Draft, but his rights were traded to the New Jersey Nets. After a stop in Italy, Sappleton played in 33 games over the 1984-85 season. Sappleton averaged 2.9 points and 2.3 rebounds per game over his NBA career.[2]

After the NBA, Sappleton played basketball for several more clubs in Italy.


  1. ^ 2008-09 Loyola men's basketball media guide
  2. ^ "Wayne Sappleton Stats | Basketball-Reference.com".