Shaler Halimon, Jr. (born March 30, 1945) is a former American basketball player. He played five seasons in the National Basketball Association and American Basketball Association.
Halimon, a 6'5" swingman from Tampa, Florida, played college basketball at Imperial Valley Community College and Utah State University. Halimon averaged 25.1 points and 10.2 rebounds per game in his two seasons at Utah State.
At the conclusion of his college career, Halimon was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in the first round of the 1968 NBA Draft (14th overall pick). He played in the NBA for the 76ers, Chicago Bulls, Portland Trail Blazers and Atlanta Hawks and for the Dallas Chaparrals of the ABA. He averaged 6.7 points and 3.4 rebounds per game in the NBA and 6.2 points and 3.1 rebounds in the ABA.
In 1973, Halimon retired from the game. He worked first as a social worker in San Antonio, Texas, then as a bus driver in Tigard, Oregon, a suburb of Portland.
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