Jeffrey Halliburton (born July 3, 1949) is a retired American basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association for two seasons. He is also the cousin of Basketball Hall of Famer Julius Erving.
Halliburton, a 6'5" guard, transferred to Drake University from San Jacinto Junior College and played for the Bulldogs for two seasons from 1969 to 1971. He led the Bulldogs to consecutive NCAA Tournament Regional Final appearances in 1970 and 1971. He was named first team All-Missouri Valley Conference both seasons at Drake, and was named MVC Player of the Year and an honorable mention All-American as a senior.
After the completion of his college career, Halliburton was drafted in the third round of the 1971 NBA Draft (39th pick overall) by the Atlanta Hawks. He played the 1971–72 season with the Hawks, averaging 4.0 points and 1.0 rebounds off the bench. He started the 1972–73 season with the Hawks, but was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers, where he averaged 9.5 points per game for the remainder of the season.
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- ^ "2011-12 Drake Bulldogs men's basketball media guide" (PDF). Drake Athletics. 2011. Retrieved February 11, 2012.
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