Baylor, Elgin

Baylor, Elgin (Gay)

(1934–  ) basketball player; born in Washington, D.C. An All-American from Seattle University, he played for the Minneapolis and Los Angeles Lakers (1958–72) and was a ten-time All-NBA (National Basketball Association) first team forward (1959–65, 1967–69). In 1960 he scored 71 points in a game, and his lifetime scoring average of 27.4 points per game is third best in NBA history. He was elected to basketball's Hall of Fame in 1976.