Pace Mannion

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Pace Mannion
No. 20, 18, 20, 3, 12, 5
Shooting guard
Personal information
Born (1960-09-20) September 20, 1960 (age 53)
Salt Lake City, Utah
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school Chaparral (Paradise, Nevada)
College Utah (1979–1983)
NBA draft 1983 / Round: 2 / Pick: 43rd overall
Selected by the Golden State Warriors
Pro playing career 1983–1989
Career history
1983–1984 Golden State Warriors
19841986 Utah Jazz
1986–1987 New Jersey Nets
1987–1988 Milwaukee Bucks
1989 Detroit Pistons
1989 Atlanta Hawks
Career NBA statistics
Points 660 (3.1 ppg)
Assists 231 (1.1 apg)
Rebounds 259 (1.2 rpg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Pace Shewan Mannion (born September 22, 1960) is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the NBA and in the Italian league, especially with the team of Cantù (which won the Korac European Cup in 1991 defeating Real Madrid in the final when he scored 35 points). He is currently a studio analyst for the Utah Jazz television pre- and post-game shows.

A 6' 7" (2.00 m) shooting guard born in Salt Lake City, Utah and from the University of Utah, he was selected 43rd overall by the Golden State Warriors in the 1983 NBA Draft. Over six NBA seasons with as many teams, he averaged 3.1 points, 1.2 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game.

Pace Mannion Fan Club[edit]

In 1983, a group of Rice University students at Wiess College started the Pace Mannion Fan Club after watching him trip over his own feet while taking a breakaway layup during the NCAA playoffs. The fan club would attend Mannion's NBA games in Houston and occasionally San Antonio, and would scream for Mannion to play, normally only to see him get a few minutes of floor time.[1][2]

On January 14, 1986, Mannion and the Utah Jazz came to play the Houston Rockets, who had a 20-game home unbeaten streak. About 125 members of the Pace Mannion Fan Club attended the game.[1][2]

The fan club cheered "Pace, Pace, he's our Mannion" all night. Utah coach Frank Layden sent Mannion into the game early in the fourth quarter. By the time the game ended, Mannion had 13 points. The Jazz won the game 105-102.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Falkoff, Robert (January 15, 1986), "Jazz halts Rocket streak at 20", The Houston Post: 1H 
  2. ^ a b c Harasim, Paul (January 15, 1986), "Mannion fan club prevents Rockets from keeping the pace", The Houston Post: 3A 

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