Archie Dees

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Archie Dees
Personal information
Born (1936-02-22)February 22, 1936
Ethel, Mississippi
Died April 4, 2016(2016-04-04) (aged 80)
Bloomington, Indiana
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school Mount Carmel
(Mount Carmel, Illinois)
College Indiana (1955–1958)
NBA draft 1958 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2nd overall
Selected by the Cincinnati Royals
Playing career 1958–1962
Position Power forward / Center
Number 22, 44, 29
Career history
1958–1959 Cincinnati Royals
19591961 Detroit Pistons
1961 Chicago Packers
1961 St. Louis Hawks
1961–1962 Cleveland Pipers
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 1,548 (8.1 ppg)
Rebounds 907 (4.8 rpg)
Assists 132 (0.7 apg)
Stats at

Archie William Dees (February 22, 1936 – April 4, 2016) was an American professional basketball player.

A 6'8" forward/center born in Ethel, Mississippi, Dees started his basketball career at Mount Carmel High School in Mount Carmel, Illinois, where he was named an All-American his senior year. Afterwards he attended Indiana University, where he received the Big Ten Conference Most Valuable Player award twice, in 1957 and 1958. He is one of just three people (the others being Jerry Lucas and Scott May) to have received multiple Big Ten MVP honors. When he graduated in 1958, he was drafted by the Cincinnati Royals of the National Basketball Association, and he went on to play four seasons in the league with the Royals, Detroit Pistons, Chicago Packers, and St. Louis Hawks.[1]

Dees was inducted into the Indiana University Hall of Fame in 1983. In 2001, he was named to the Indiana University All-Century Team. Dees died April 4, 2016 in Bloomington, Indiana.[1]


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