Byron Beck was a professional basketball player who played at the Center- Forward position for the Denver Nuggets in the National Basketball Association. He wore the number 40 jersey and stood 6 feet and 9 inches tall weighing in at 225 lbs.
Byron Beck did his schooling from the Kittitas High School in Ellensburg, Washington. He later attended the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado where he played for the college basketball team called the Denver Pioneers. In 1967, Beck was drafted by the Chicago Bulls in the National Basketball Association, however, he choose to play with the Denver Rockets of the rival American Basketball Association. In the first season with the ABA, he played 71 games and scored 669 points. In 1975, the Rockets where renamed as the Denver Nuggets and the following year started playing with the NBA after the merger of the leagues. In 1977, a year after the merger, Beck retired from the NBA.
In a total of 747 games that he played with the ABA and the NBA, he averaged at 11.5 points per game, 1.3 assists per game and 7.0 rebounds per game.