Ed Mikan

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Ed Mikan
1953–54 Boston Celtics practice.jpeg
Mikan (third from the right) during a Boston Celtics practice
Personal information
Born (1925-10-20)October 20, 1925
Died October 22, 1999(1999-10-22) (aged 74)
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school Joliet Catholic Academy
(Joliet, Illinois)
College DePaul (1945–1948)
BAA draft 1948 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall
Selected by the Chicago Stags
Playing career 1948–1954
Position Center / Power forward
Number 18, 15, 10
Career history
19481949 Chicago Stags
19491950 Rochester Royals
1950 Washington Capitols
19511952 Philadelphia Warriors
1952–1953 Indianapolis Olympians
1953–1954 Boston Celtics
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

Edward Anton Mikan (October 20, 1925 – October 22, 1999) was an American professional basketball player and the younger brother of George Mikan.

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".[1]

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.[2]

Mikan later worked as the supervisor of officials for the American Basketball Association, then focused his attention on his insurance and real estate business.[1]


  1. ^ a b Ernest Tucker. "Edward Mikan, basketball player". Chicago Sun-Times. October 26, 1999. 69.
  2. ^ Ed Mikan. basketball-reference. Retrieved on August 25, 2010.