Thanks for the tip Lama. The Fighting Irish select George Mikan C Lakers.
It's hard to believe today, but until the 1940s basketball was considered a sport better suited to shorter men than to taller, less nimble players. George Mikan, a 6-10 giant of a man who possessed superior coordination and a fierce competitive spirit, was one of the prototypes for the dominating tall players of later decades. Towering over most of his competitors, he was one of the most effective scorers of his day, averaging 22.6 points over a professional career that lasted nine years -- one with the Chicago American Gears and eight with the Minneapolis Lakers
Honors: Elected to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (1959); NBA champion (1950, '52, '53, '54); Five-time All-NBA First Team (1950-54); Four-time NBA All-Star (1951-54); All-Star MVP (1953); One of 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996).
NBL Honors: NBL champion (1947, '48); NBL MVP (1948); All-NBL First Team (1947, '48).
G FG% FT% Rebs RPG Asts APG Pts PPG
439 .404 .782 4,167 9.5 1,245 2.8 10,156 23.1