Mikan (third from the right) during a Boston Celtics practice
|Born||October 20, 1925|
|Died||October 22, 1999(aged 74)|
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||230 lb (104 kg)|
|High school||Joliet Catholic Academy
|BAA draft||1948 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall|
|Selected by the Chicago Stags|
|Position||Center / Power forward|
|Number||18, 15, 10|
|Career BAA and NBA statistics|
|Points||2,163 (6.7 ppg)|
|Rebounds||1,093 (5.5 rpg)|
|Assists||296 (0.9 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
After starring at Joliet Catholic High School in Illinois, the 6'8" Mikan joined the DePaul Blue Demons men's basketball team. With his brother, he helped DePaul win the 1945 National Invitational Tournament Championship over Bowling Green State University. Coach Ray Meyer said that he "was probably the second-best center we ever had at DePaul, only behind his brother George".
From 1948 to 1954, Ed Mikan played in the National Basketball Association as a member of the Chicago Stags, Rochester Royals, Washington Capitols, Philadelphia Warriors, Indianapolis Olympians, and Boston Celtics. He averaged 6.7 points and 5.5 rebounds per game in his NBA career. His best year statistically was his rookie season, when he averaged 9.9 points.
- Ernest Tucker. "Edward Mikan, basketball player". Chicago Sun-Times. October 26, 1999. 69.
- Ed Mikan. basketball-reference. Retrieved on August 25, 2010.