Byron Beck

Inducted 1981

BASKETBALL

Byron Beck played with the Denver Rockets from 1967, their debut season in the ABA, until 1976 when he joined the Denver Nuggets in the NBA. He played 747 games between the Rockets and the Nuggets; scored over 8,600 points and collected 5,560 rebounds.

Along with Louie Dampier, Beck was the only ABA player to remain with the same franchise during the nine years of the ABA. Aside from Dampier and Freddie Lewis, Beck was also only one of three ABA original players to play in the NBA.

He was the Rockets #2 all-time scorer with 8,353 points.

From 1969-75, he was a starter for the Nuggets and averaged double figures every year.

Beck was a veteran of seven ABA playoffs for the Rockets and scored an average of 13.9 points per game. He also performed in two ABA All-Star games for the 1968-69 and the 1975-76 seasons, scoring 14 points in each game.

The Denver Nuggets retired his #40 on December 16, 1977.

Byron Beck

Beck was the only ABA player to remain with the same franchise during the nine years of the ABA.