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Edward Anton Mikan (October 20, 1925 – October 22, 1999) was an American professional basketball player. He was the younger brother of George Mikan.

Ed Mikan
1953–54 Boston Celtics practice.jpeg
Mikan (third from the right) during a Boston Celtics practice
Personal information
Born(1925-10-20)October 20, 1925
DiedOctober 22, 1999(1999-10-22) (aged 74)
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High schoolJoliet Catholic Academy
(Joliet, Illinois)
CollegeDePaul (1945–1948)
BAA draft1948 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall
Selected by the Chicago Stags
Playing career1948–1954
PositionCenter / Power forward
Number18, 15, 10
Career history
19481949Chicago Stags
19491950Rochester Royals
1950Washington Capitols
19511952Philadelphia Warriors
1952–1953Indianapolis Olympians
1953–1954Boston Celtics
Career BAA and NBA statistics
Points2,163 (6.7 ppg)
Rebounds1,093 (5.5 rpg)
Assists296 (0.9 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

After starring at Joliet Catholic High School in Illinois, the 6'8" Mikan joined the DePaul Blue Demons men's basketball team. With his brother, he helped DePaul win the 1945 National Invitational Tournament Championship over Bowling Green State University. Coach Ray Meyer said that he "was probably the second-best center we ever had at DePaul, only behind his brother George".[1]

From 1948 to 1954, Ed Mikan played in the National Basketball Association as a member of the Chicago Stags, Rochester Royals, Washington Capitols, Philadelphia Warriors, Indianapolis Olympians, and Boston Celtics. He averaged 6.7 points and 5.5 rebounds per game in his NBA career. His best year statistically was his rookie season, when he averaged 9.9 points.[2]

Mikan later worked as the supervisor of officials for the American Basketball Association, then focused his attention on his insurance and real estate business.[1]

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BAA/NBA career statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game
 PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP MPG FG% FT% RPG APG PPG
1948–49 Chicago 60 .314 .743 1.0 9.9
1949–50 Chicago 21 .244 .776 .7 5.1
1949–50 Rochester 44 .299 .758 .6 3.7
1950–51 Rochester / Washington / Philadelphia 61 .347 .725 5.6 1.0 8.6
1951–52 Philadelphia 66 27.0 .354 .784 7.5 1.3 7.9
1952–53 Philadelphia 19 18.8 .291 .794 6.3 1.2 5.5
1952–53 Indianapolis 43 13.2 .247 .813 2.7 .4 3.0
1953–54 Boston 9 7.9 .333 .556 2.2 .3 2.3
Career 323 20.3 .320 .756 5.5 .9 6.7

PlayoffsEdit

Year Team GP MPG FG% FT% RPG APG PPG
1949 Chicago 2 .211 .000 .0 .5 8.0
1950 Rochester 2 .333 .909 1.0 13.0
1951 Philadelphia 2 .231 .909 10.5 1.5 11.0
1952 Philadelphia 3 24.7 .318 .857 6.7 .7 6.7
1953 Indianapolis 2 16.0 .200 1.000 3.5 .0 3.5
Career 11 21.2 .258 .829 6.9 .7 8.3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Ernest Tucker. "Edward Mikan, basketball player". Chicago Sun-Times. October 26, 1999. 69.
  2. ^ Ed Mikan. basketball-reference. Retrieved on August 25, 2010.

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