Mel Daniels

Melvin Joe Daniels
Born: July 20, 1944
Detroit, MI USA
Position: C
High School: Pershing
College: New Mexico, Burlington J.C.
Drafted: 1967, Round 1 Pick 9, #9 Overall
Height: 6'9"
Weight: 220
Career: 1967-68-1976-77
Elected to Basketball Hall of Fame in 2012.
Coaching Career

Mel Daniels averaged 18.4 points, 14.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game in his 639-game career with the Minnesota Muskies, Indiana Pacers, Memphis Sounds and New York Nets. He began playing during the 1967-68 season and last took the court during the 1976-77 campaign. Daniels was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2012.


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Player Totals:

Player Pos GP Min FGA FGM 3PA 3PM FTA FTM Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
1967-68Minnesota Muskies7829381640669516783905027111213109002322681729
1968-69Indiana Pacers7629341496712406624003838731256116002722761824
1969-70Indiana Pacers83303912956132048933042310391462131003073091556
1970-71Indiana Pacers823170135769813148032639410811475178002302921723
1971-72Indiana Pacers7929711184598604513173839141297176002392891513
1972-73Indiana Pacers813103121758741446322348899124717701572753151497
1973-74Indiana Pacers78253911174920028721725165590612256922152831201
1974-75Memphis Sounds7116466442900018311618645263812540102141248696
1976-77New York Nets111263513002313102434631102939
Totals6392246699854672343369924312880664895281140993621911230911778


Player Averages:

Player Pos GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
1967-68Minnesota Muskies7837.740.820.057.56.49.115.61.40.00.03.03.422.2
1968-69Indiana Pacers7638.647.60.060.45.011.516.51.50.00.03.63.624.0
1969-70Indiana Pacers8336.647.30.067.55.112.517.61.60.00.03.73.718.7
1970-71Indiana Pacers8238.751.47.767.94.813.218.02.20.00.02.83.621.0
1971-72Indiana Pacers7937.650.50.070.34.811.616.42.20.00.03.03.719.2
1972-73Indiana Pacers8138.348.225.072.24.311.115.42.20.01.93.43.918.5
1973-74Indiana Pacers7832.644.075.63.28.411.61.60.71.22.83.615.4
1974-75Memphis Sounds7123.245.063.42.66.49.01.80.61.42.03.59.8
1976-77New York Nets1111.537.156.50.92.23.10.50.31.00.02.63.5
Averages63935.246.88.865.74.510.414.91.80.20.63.03.618.4

Postseason - Player Totals:

Player Pos GP Min FGA FGM 3PA 3PM FTA FTM Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
1967-68Minnesota Muskies1040922698094570016119003335253
1968-69Indiana Pacers175703011271130790023722005775333
1969-70Indiana Pacers155332431081111740026515004862290
1970-71Indiana Pacers1145719494063477114021116002638235
1971-72Indiana Pacers20744252121085640030228005885306
1972-73Indiana Pacers18636238112081627017824840003976286
1973-74Indiana Pacers144981726904333351251602711143050171
1974-75Memphis Sounds45422110954202411611227
Totals1093901164874020616421180463160816812202924331901

Postseason Player Averages:

Player Pos GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
1967-68Minnesota Muskies1040.943.460.60.00.016.11.90.00.03.33.525.3
1968-69Indiana Pacers1733.542.20.060.80.00.013.91.30.00.03.44.419.6
1969-70Indiana Pacers1535.544.40.066.70.00.017.71.00.00.03.24.119.3
1970-71Indiana Pacers1141.548.574.66.512.719.21.50.00.02.43.521.4
1971-72Indiana Pacers2037.248.075.30.00.015.11.40.00.02.94.315.3
1972-73Indiana Pacers1835.347.176.53.99.913.82.20.00.02.24.215.9
1973-74Indiana Pacers1435.640.176.72.58.911.41.90.81.02.13.612.2
1974-75Memphis Sounds413.550.055.61.05.06.00.30.31.50.33.06.8
Averages63935.844.90.068.31.74.214.81.50.10.22.74.017.4

Awards

1967 - ABA All-ABA First Team
1967 - ABA Rookie of the Year
1968 - ABA All-ABA First Team
1968 - ABA Most Valuable Player
1969 - ABA All-ABA First Team
1970 - ABA All-ABA First Team
1970 - ABA Most Valuable Player
1972 - ABA All-ABA Second Team