Hall of Fame

John Kimbrell

TYPE Athlete
John Kimbrell played basketball for David Lipscomb from 1982-1986. After arriving on the Lipscomb campus from the tiny town of West Point, Tennessee, John would lead the Bison basketball program to national prominence. In 1986, John was named Most Valuable Player as the Bisons captured the NAIA National Championship. During the national tournament John averaged an impressive 19.6 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. During John's four years he led the Bisons to a school record 109 wins and two appearances in the national tournament. In 1986 the Bisons were ranked number one in the NAIA for the first time in school history. John was named NAIA All-American in both 1985 and again in 1986. In 1986, John became the first Lipscomb basketball player to earn first team All-American honors. After graduating John was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks and later played in both the United States Basketball League and the Continental Basketball League. John Kimbrell will always be remembered for leading the Lipscomb basketball program to the NAIA National Championship and national prominence.