Mike Maloy

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Mike Maloy
No. 34, 54
Forward / Center
Personal information
Born (1949-05-10)May 10, 1949
New York City, New York
Died February 3, 2009(2009-02-03) (aged 59)
Vienna, Austria
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school William Cullen Bryant
(Long Island City, New York)
College Davidson (1967–1970)
NBA draft 1970 / Round: 10 / Pick: 157th overall
Selected by the Boston Celtics
Career history
1970–1972 Virginia Squires
1972–1973 Dallas Chaparrals
Career highlights and awards

Michael Alvin Maloy (May 10, 1949 – February 3, 2009) was an American professional basketball player who played in the United States (in the ABA) and in Austria (in the OBB).

Career[edit]

College career[edit]

Maloy attended Davidson College – although he never graduated – and was the first black player to play for the Davidson Wildcats men's basketball team, where he was a three-time All-American and Southern Conference Player of the Year in 1969 and 1970. Maloy is the school's all-time leading rebounder with a 12.9 average, and the school's seventh-leading scorer with 1,661.

Maloy also became the first African American to join a college fraternity at Davidson when he was accepted into the school's Sigma Chi chapter in 1967.[1]

Professional basketball career[edit]

Upon becoming a professional, Maloy was drafted by the Boston Celtics of the NBA, but he rejected the draft and played three seasons in the ABA instead, with the Virginia Squires and the Dallas Chaparrals. He later played professionally in Austria, where he became a naturalised citizen in 1980.

After Basketball[edit]

Upon leaving the professional team in Austria, Maloy coached Austrian youth teams. He also taught at the American International School of Vienna, Austria, where he coached a team as well.

When he was not coaching or teaching, Maloy was a member of the Boring Blues Band, which performed regularly throughout Vienna.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "First Negro Accepted By White Frat in N.C.". Jet. March 2, 1967. 46.

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