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Don Meineke

Don Meineke

American basketball player
Don Meineke
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Intro American basketball player
Was Athlete Basketball player
From United States of America
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 30 October 1930, Dayton, USA
Death 3 September 2013, Dayton, USA (aged 82 years)
Star sign Scorpio
Height: 201 cm
Weight: 94 kg
NBA Rookie of the Year Award  
Sports Teams
Sacramento Kings
Cincinnati Royals
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Don "Monk" Meineke (October 30, 1930 – September 3, 2013) was an American professional basketball player.

Meineke averaged 20.6 points as a junior for the Dayton Flyers, helping lead the team to an NIT runner-up finish in 1951. He averaged 21.1 points per game as a senior and led the team to another second-place finish in the NIT in 1952. Meineke was an AP second-team All-American selection after his senior year.

Meineke received the National Basketball Association's first Rookie of the Year Award after the 1952–53 NBA season while playing for the Fort Wayne Pistons. Meineke led the league in personal fouls and disqualifications the same season. The 26 disqualifications he had in his first year is still the NBA single-season record. His 334 personal fouls in only 68 games gave him an average of more than 4.9 fouls per game.

Meineke played for the Rochester Royals in the 1955–56 season, and after sitting out the 1956–57 season, rejoined the relocated Cincinnati Royals in 1957–58.

Don Meineke was married to Mary Jane and had 4 children: Don (Kara), Greg (Laura), Jeff, and Jennifer Meineke Sargent. He is also proceeded by 8 grandchildren: Jacqueline Meineke (Don); Emily, Quinn, Jack, and Joe Meineke (Greg); and Jacob, Danielle, and Nicole Sargent (Jennifer)

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 09 Apr 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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