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Danny Thomas Roundfield (May 26, 1953 – August 6, 2012) was an American professional basketball player. The 6'8" forward/center graduated from Detroit's Chadsey Senior High School in 1971. On the collegiate scene, Roundfield was twice selected to the All-Mid-American Conference Team for Central Michigan University; he was also the 1975 M.A.C. Player of the Year.
|Born||May 26, 1953|
|Died||August 6, 2012 (aged 59)|
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||205 lb (93 kg)|
|High school||Chadsey (Detroit, Michigan)|
|College||Central Michigan (1972–1975)|
|NBA draft||1975 / Round: 2 / Pick: 28th overall|
|Selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career ABA and NBA statistics|
|Points||11,657 (14.3 ppg)|
|Rebounds||7,502 (9.2 rpg)|
|Blocks||1,160 (1.4 bpg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Roundfield spent 12 seasons in the American Basketball Association and National Basketball Association, playing for the Indiana Pacers (1975–1978), Atlanta Hawks (1978–1984), Detroit Pistons (1984–1985), and Washington Bullets (1985–1987). Then he moved to Turin, playing for Auxilium Torino.
Roundfield was selected to the NBA Eastern Conference All-Star team in three consecutive seasons from 1980–1982. He was unable to play in 1982, due to an injury. Roundfield certainly made the most of his 1980 All-Star appearance debut, he scored 18 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in just 27 minutes of play coming off the bench. Roundfield came close to winning the MVP award for his fine performance being overshadowed by fellow Detroit product George Gervin's 34 point output.
Roundfield lived in Atlanta, where he worked for Camp Dresser & McKee Inc.
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- Lake, Thomas (August 17, 2012). "Sad goodbye to Danny Roundfield, who died heroically saving his wife". CNN Sports Illustrated. Retrieved August 17, 2012.
- Araton, Harvey (August 18, 2013). "An N.B.A. All-Star's Ultimate Sacrifice". The New York Times. Retrieved August 18, 2013.