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Pistol Pete Maravich
Maravich in 1970
Personal information
Born (1947-06-22)June 22, 1947
Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Died January 5, 1988(1988-01-05) (aged 40)
Pasadena, California
High school Daniel (Central, South Carolina)
Broughton (Raleigh, North Carolina)
Edwards Military Institute
(Salemburg, North Carolina)
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 197 lb (89 kg)
Career information
College LSU (1967–1970)
NBA Draft 1970 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3rd overall
Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
Pro career 1970–1980
Career history
1970–1974 Atlanta Hawks
1974–1980 New Orleans / Utah Jazz
1980 Boston Celtics
Career highlights and awards
  • 5× NBA All-Star (1973, 1974, 1977–1979)
  • 2× All-NBA First Team (1976, 1977)
  • 2× All-NBA Second Team (1973, 1978)
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (1971)
  • NBA scoring champion (1977)
  • No. 44 retired by Atlanta Hawks
  • No. 7 retired by Utah Jazz
  • No. 7 retired by New Orleans Pelicans
  • NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team
  • 2× College national player of the year (1969, 1970)
  • 3× Consensus first-team All-American (1968–1970)
  • 3× SEC Player of the Year (1968–1970)
  • 3× NCAA Division I scoring leader (1968–1970)
  • NCAA Division I all-time scoring leader
  • No. 23 retired by LSU
Career statistics
Points 15,948 (24.2 ppg)
Rebounds 2,747 (4.2 rpg)
Assists 3,563 (5.4 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Pete Maravich (June 22, 1947 - January 5, 1988), also known as "Pistol Pete" Maravich, was an American basketball player. He played for Lousisana State University and averaged 44.2 points per game. That is the highest average ever in the history of college basketball. Then Maravich played for ten seasons in the NBA. He played for the Atlanta Hawks, New Orleans Jazz, Utah Jazz, and the Boston Celtics.

He was known for his great dribbling, passing and shooting abilitites. Maravich died on January 5,1988.

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