Brad Lohaus

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Brad Lohaus
Personal information
Born (1964-09-29) September 29, 1964 (age 53)
New Ulm, Minnesota
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school Greenway (Phoenix, Arizona)
College Iowa (1982–1987)
NBA draft 1987 / Round: 2 / Pick: 45th overall
Selected by the Boston Celtics
Playing career 1987–1998
Position Power forward / Center
Number 54, 44, 33
Career history
19871989 Boston Celtics
1989 Sacramento Kings
1989–1990 Minnesota Timberwolves
1990–1994 Milwaukee Bucks
1994–1995 Miami Heat
1995–1996 San Antonio Spurs
1996 New York Knicks
1996 Toronto Raptors
1998 San Antonio Spurs
Career NBA statistics
Points 3,854 (5.9 ppg)
Rebounds 1,869 (2.8 rpg)
Stats at

Bradley Allen "Brad" Lohaus (born September 29, 1964) is an American retired professional basketball player who was selected by the Boston Celtics in the second round (45th overall) of the 1987 NBA Draft. A 6'11" center-power forward from the University of Iowa, Lohaus played in eleven NBA seasons for eight different teams: the Celtics, Sacramento Kings, Minnesota Timberwolves, Milwaukee Bucks, Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs, New York Knicks and Toronto Raptors. He was featured in the 1993 arcade edition of the popular video game NBA Jam.

High school and college[edit]

Lohaus was a McDonald's All-American[1] at Greenway High School in Phoenix, Arizona under varsity coach Pete Babcock, who went on to work for six different NBA franchises in various capacities, including general manager.

Lohaus played at Iowa from 1982 to 1987 under three different head coaches. He was recruited and played his freshman season under head coach Lute Olson. After Olson left for The University of Arizona, Lohaus reluctantly stayed at Iowa and played his sophomore and junior seasons under George Raveling (redshirting a year between seasons). He then flourished during his senior season under new coach Dr. Tom Davis as a shooting big man who defended the front of the Hawkeyes' fullcourt pressing defense. That year, the team reached the NCAA Elite Eight, ending with a school record 30 wins, with Lohaus averaging 11.3 points and leading the team in rebounds and blocked shots.

Professional career[edit]

Lohaus was drafted by the Boston Celtics late in the second round; in 1987–88 the team went 57-25 in the regular season, and bowed out to the Detroit Pistons in the hard-fought six-game Eastern Conference Finals. He was traded along with Danny Ainge to the Sacramento Kings for Joe Kleine and Ed Pinckney on February 23, 1989.

Lohaus was acquired by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 1989 NBA Expansion Draft, then traded on January 4, 1990 to the Milwaukee Bucks for center Randy Breuer, giving Lohaus the opportunity to further display his perimeter game and long-range shooting ability. He also completed his bachelor's degree at The University of Iowa the ensuing summer semester.

After that season, Lohaus played an additional four full seasons for the Bucks, scoring 314 three-point field goals (whereas he was 5 for 40 in his first 2½ seasons). The Bucks advanced to the playoffs twice in that timeframe.

He then played for the Miami Heat in 1994–95 with former Iowa teammate Kevin Gamble, where Lohaus averaged 4.4 points per game. He spent his final three seasons with the Spurs, Knicks (via trade, with the Knicks getting Lohaus, J. R. Reid and a first-round pick in 1996, while the Spurs received Charles Smith and Monty Williams), Toronto (November–December 1996), a stint with the Italian team Scavolini Pesaro (October–December 1997), then back again with the Spurs in 1997–98, later in the season and into the playoffs. During the lengthy NBA lockout in 1998–99,[2] Lohaus contemplated retiring and ultimately did not play professionally again.

In his NBA career, Lohaus played in 656 games over 11 years, scoring a total of 3,854 points, and converting 392 three-point shots (over 30% of his total points scored).

Lohaus appears in the video game NBA Jam as a member of the Milwaukee Bucks.[3]

Personal life[edit]

He has had a home in the Iowa City area since 1987, and is a scout with the Spurs organization, covering the midwest region, and also is a broker for commercial airplanes and airplane parts. He endowed a full athletic scholarship to the Iowa Hawkeyes basketball program in 1996, the first former student-athlete to do so in the school's history.[4] He and his wife Anne have two sons, Wyatt and Tanner, who both currently play basketball for the Northern Iowa Panthers.[5]


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