Mel Daniels facts for kids
Daniels, circa 1967
July 20, 1944|
|Died||October 30, 2015
|High school||Pershing (Detroit, Michigan)|
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||220 lb (100 kg)|
|College||Burlington CC (1963–1964)
New Mexico (1964–1967)
|NBA Draft||1967 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9th overall|
|Selected by the Cincinnati Royals|
|1967–1968||Minnesota Muskies (ABA)|
|1968–1974||Indiana Pacers (ABA)|
|1974–1975||Memphis Sounds (ABA)|
|1976||New York Nets|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career ABA and NBA statistics|
|Points||11,778 (18.4 ppg)|
|Rebounds||9,528 (14.9 rpg)|
|Assists||1,140 (1.8 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Melvin Joe Daniels (July 20, 1944 – October 30, 2015) was an American professional basketball player. He played in the American Basketball Association (ABA) for the Minnesota Muskies, Indiana Pacers, and Memphis Sounds, and in the National Basketball Association for the New York Nets. Daniels was a two-time ABA Most Valuable Player and a seven-time ABA All-Star. He was enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2012.
Daniels died on October 30, 2015, at the age of 71. He had recently undergone heart surgery.
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