Dan Roundfield

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Dan Roundfield
Personal information
Born (1953-05-26)May 26, 1953
Detroit, Michigan
Died August 6, 2012(2012-08-06) (aged 59)
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school Chadsey (Detroit, Michigan)
College Central Michigan (1972–1975)
NBA draft 1975 / Round: 2 / Pick: 28th overall
Selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers
Playing career 1975–1988
Position Power forward
Number 32, 5
Career history
19751978 Indiana Pacers
19781984 Atlanta Hawks
1984–1985 Detroit Pistons
19851987 Washington Bullets
1987–1988 Auxilium Torino
Career highlights and awards
Career ABA and NBA statistics
Points 11,657 (14.3 ppg)
Rebounds 7,502 (6.1 rpg)
Blocks 1,160 (1.4 bpg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Danny Thomas Roundfield (May 26, 1953 – August 6, 2012) was an American professional basketball player. The 6'8" forward/center graduated from Detroit's Chadsey Senior High School in 1971. On the collegiate scene, Roundfield was twice selected to the All-Mid-American Conference Team for Central Michigan University; he was also the 1975 M.A.C. Player of the Year.

Roundfield spent 12 seasons in the American Basketball Association and National Basketball Association, playing for the Indiana Pacers (1975–1978), Atlanta Hawks (1978–1984), Detroit Pistons (1984–1985), and Washington Bullets (1985–1987). Then he moved to Turin, playing for Auxilium Torino.

Roundfield earned a reputation as a strong rebounder and tenacious defender, and during his career he was named to five NBA All-Defensive teams and three All-Star teams. His nickname was Dr. Rounds.

Roundfield was selected to the NBA Eastern Conference All-Star team in three consecutive seasons from 1980–1982. He was unable to play in 1982, due to an injury. Roundfield certainly made the most of his 1980 All-Star appearance debut, he scored 18 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in just 27 minutes of play coming off the bench. Roundfield came close to winning the MVP award for his fine performance being overshadowed by fellow Detroit product George Gervin's 34 point output.

Roundfield lived in Atlanta, where he worked for Camp Dresser & McKee Inc.

Roundfield died in Aruba in August 2012, drowning in a boating accident after helping his wife, Bernadine, to safety.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ Cunningham, Michael (August 7, 2012). "Former Hawks All-Star Dan Roundfield drowns in Aruba". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved August 7, 2012. 
  2. ^ Lake, Thomas (August 17, 2012). "Sad goodbye to Danny Roundfield, who died heroically saving his wife". CNN Sports Illustrated. Retrieved August 17, 2012. 
  3. ^ Araton, Harvey (18 August 2013). "An N.B.A. All-Star's Ultimate Sacrifice". The New York Times. Retrieved 18 August 2013. 

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