Mel Daniels

Melvin Joe Daniels , "Mel"
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: 1967-1976
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 season and last took the court during the 1976 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


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