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Edward L. Kalafat (October 13, 1932 – October 7, 2019) was an American basketball center for the Minneapolis Lakers, where he played three seasons. Previous to his professional career, he played college basketball for the University of Minnesota.[1][2][3] After retiring from basketball Kalafat joined the U.S. Army Reserve, ending his service with the rank of captain.[4]

Ed Kalafat
Personal information
Born(1932-10-13)October 13, 1932
Anaconda, Montana
DiedOctober 7, 2019(2019-10-07) (aged 86)
Saint Paul, Minnesota
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High schoolAnaconda (Anaconda, Montana)
CollegeMinnesota (1951–1954)
NBA draft1954 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9th overall
Selected by the Minneapolis Lakers
Playing career1954–1957
PositionCenter / Power forward
Career history
19541957Minneapolis Lakers
Career highlights and awards

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Obituary". Retrieved October 9, 2019.
  2. ^ "Ed Kalafat Past Stats, Playoff Stats, Statistics, History, and Awards". Archived from the original on 2007-12-02. Retrieved 2008-02-02.
  3. ^ "Ed Kalafat Statistics - Basketball-Reference.com". Retrieved 2008-02-02.
  4. ^ Mitchell, Houston (February 12, 2011). "Ed Kalafat, Forward #23". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 31, 2011.