- Los Angeles Lakers 1980 - 1984
Zelmo Beaty was a professional basketball player playing at the Centre position with the Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association. He wore the number 31 jersey and stood 6 feet and 9 inches tall weighing in at 225 lbs.
Zelmo Beaty did hid schooling from the Woodville High School in Woodville, Texas. He later attended the Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View, Texas where he played for the college basketball team called the Prairie View A&M Panthers. In 1962, Beaty was drafted by the St. Louis Hawks in the National Basketball Association. After playing for the Hawks till the end of the 1968-69 season, which also included a season with the new Hawks team when they shifted to Atlanta to become the Atlanta Hawks, Beaty left the NBA to join the Utah Stars in the rival American Basketball Association. In 1975, he was bought back to the NBA by the Los Angeles Lakers and retired at the end of the season.
In a total of 889 games that Zelmo Beaty played in the NBA and the ABA, he averaged at 17.1 points per game, 1.5 assists per game and 10.9 rebounds per game.
ABA, Most Valuable Player, 1971.