James Scott "Jim" Eakins (born May 24, 1946) is a retired American professional basketball player.
A 6'11" center from Brigham Young University, Eakins was selected in the fifth round of the 1968 NBA Draft by the San Francisco Warriors and in the 1968 ABA Draft by the Oakland Oaks.
Eakins played eight seasons (1968–1976) in the American Basketball Association as a member of the Oakland Oaks, Washington Caps, Virginia Squires, Utah Stars, and New York Nets. He won ABA championships in 1969 with the Oakland Oaks and in 1976 with the New York Nets. Eakins also represented Virginia in the 1974 ABA All-Star Game.
After the ABA-NBA merger in 1976, Eakins played in the NBA until 1978 as a member of the Kansas City Kings, San Antonio Spurs, and Milwaukee Bucks. In his ABA/NBA career, he scored 8,255 points and grabbed 5,578 rebounds.
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