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Ed Melvin

Ed Melvin American professional basketball player

American professional basketball player
Ed Melvin
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Intro American professional basketball player
Was Athlete Basketball player Sports coach Basketball coach
From United States of America
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 13 February 1916, Pittsburgh, USA
Death 30 July 2004, Toledo, USA (aged 88 years)
Star sign AquariusAquarius
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 170 lbs
Sports Teams
Original Celtics
The details


Edward H. "Bebbers" Melvin (February 13, 1916 – July 30, 2004), born Edward H. Milkovich, was an American professional basketball player of Serbian origin. He played in the Basketball Association of America for the Pittsburgh Ironmen during the 1946–47 season.

After his playing career, Melvin coached the St. Bonavanture Bonnies and Toledo Rockets men's basketball teams between 1947 and 1965. In his 17 years as a NCAA Division I head coach, Melvin compiled an overall record of 222–179, including three consecutive conference regular season championships from 1950 to 1952.

He was a southpaw; Eddie Beachler of The Pittsburgh Press described his left-handed dribble and push-shot as "deceptive", while Dan McGibbeny of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette several years after Bebbers' retirement from playing recounted how he was "a sprightly lad with a rare ability to dribble left-handed for a full game."

He legally changed his last name from Milkovich to Melvin in late 1951.

BAA career statistics

  GP Games played
 FG%  Field-goal percentage
 FT%  Free-throw percentage
 APG  Assists per game
 PPG  Points per game

Regular season

Year Team GP FG% FT% APG PPG
1946–47 Pittsburgh 57 .263 .654 .6 4.9
Career 57 .263 .654 .6 4.9
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