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Rudy Tomjanovich
Personal information
Born Rudolph Tomjanovich Jr.
November 24, 1948 (1948-11-24) (age 68)
Hamtramck, Michigan
Nationality U.S. Flag American
Physical stats
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 228 lbs (103 kg)
Career information
High school Hamtramck
(Hamtramck, Michigan)
Colege Michigan (1967-1970)
NBA Draft 1970 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2nd
Selected by the San Diego Rockets
Playing career 1970–1981
Position Small forward
Career history
19701981 Houston Rockets
Career highlights and awards
  • 5× NBA All-Star (1974–1977, 1979)
  • No. 45 retired by the Houston Rockets
  • Second-team All-American – AP, UPI (1970)
  • Third-team All-American – NABC (1970)
  • 2× First-team All-Big Ten (1969, 1970)
  • Number 45 retired by Michigan


Rudy Tomjanovich Jr. (born November 24, 1948 in Hamtramck, Michigan) is an American former professional basketball player. Tomjanovic was drafted 2nd overall in the 1970 NBA Draft by the San Diego Rockets. He was best known as a victim in the Washington-Tomjanovich Incident were he suffered a broken jaw by Kermit Washington.


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