Alton Lavelle Lister (born October 1 1958 in Dallas, Texas) is a retired American professional Basketball player, in the Power forward (basketball)-Center (basketball) position.
The 7'0" Lister graduated from Arizona State University, and was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks in the first round (21st overall) of the 1981 NBA Draft, going on to appear in 16 NBA seasons for 5 different teams: Bucks, Seattle SuperSonics, Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics, finishing his career with 7 games for the Portland Trail Blazers. He wore jersey #53 his entire career, and was best known as a solid rebounder and shot blocker.
In his NBA career, Lister played in 953 games (incidentally, the second most games ever for a player with jersey #53, behind Artis Gilmore) and scored a total of 6,298 points. His best year as a professional came during the 1986-87 season as a member of the Supersonics, appearing in 75 games and averaging 11.6 ppg.
Prior to Arizona State, Lister graduated in 1976 from Woodrow Wilson High School (Dallas) in the Lakewood section of Dallas, where he led the Wildcats to many victories and was an All-American and All-State team member. He was inducted into the school's hall of fame at its 60th anniversary, in 1988.