A scoring machine from Seattle University, Elgin Baylor was a monster.
As the first pick in the 1958 NBA Draft, Elgin Baylor averaged over 34 points in three seasons during his tenure in the NBA.
With the Lakers, Baylor went to the playoffs on a routine basis. During his rookie season, Baylor finished fourth in the league in scoring, third in rebounding, and eighth in assists. Scoring 55 points during his rookie year, he eventually lead the Lakers to the NBA Finals after the season before, when they were in last place.
He would eventually lead the Lakers to the NBA Finals seven more times. In 1972, a season in which the Lakers won the championship, he retired nine games into the season and left the game as the NBA’s third-leading scorer.
Career Laker Stats
27.4 points, 4.4 assists, 13.1 rebounds
Eleven-time NBA All-Star (1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970)
NBA All-Star Game MVP (1959)
NBA Rookie of the Year (1959)
Ten-time All-NBA First Team (1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969)