|No. 20, 18, 20, 3, 12, 5|
September 20, 1960 |
Salt Lake City, Utah
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||190 lb (86 kg)|
|High school||Chaparral High School
|NBA draft||1983 / Round: 2 / Pick: 43rd overall|
|Selected by the Golden State Warriors|
|Pro playing career||1983–1989|
|1983–1984||Golden State Warriors|
|1986–1987||New Jersey Nets|
|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 in Salt Lake City, Utah) 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 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
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.
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.
- Falkoff, Robert (January 15, 1986), "Jazz halts Rocket streak at 20", The Houston Post: 1H
- Harasim, Paul (January 15, 1986), "Mannion fan club prevents Rockets from keeping the pace", The Houston Post: 3A
- College & NBA stats @ basketball-reference.com