July 11, 1948|
|Died||January 21, 2002
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||205 lb (93 kg)|
|High school||Highland Park (Highland Park, Michigan)|
|NBA draft||1971 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall|
|Selected by the Atlanta Hawks|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||3,353 (8.8 ppg)|
|Rebounds||1,466 (3.9 rpg)|
|Assists||375 (1.0 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
George Trapp, Jr. (July 11, 1948 – January 21, 2002) was an American professional basketball player.
A 6'8" forward/center from Detroit, Trapp played college basketball at Long Beach State, where he was coached by Jerry Tarkanian and won two Pacific Coast Athletic Association MVP Awards. In 1971, Trapp led Long Beach State to the Elite Eight of the 1971 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, but the team lost to UCLA, the eventual winner of the tournament.
After his college career ended, Trapp was selected by the Atlanta Hawks with the fifth pick of the 1971 NBA Draft. He played six seasons in the NBA with the Hawks (1971–1973) and Detroit Pistons (1973–77), and averaged 8.8 points per game over his career. He was known for his shooting ability.
On January 9, 2002, Trapp was stabbed in the stomach during a fight with another man in Detroit. He died twelve days later.
- George Trapp. Long Beach State Athletics. Retrieved on August 4, 2009.
- Steve Addy and Jeffrey F. Karzen. The Detroit Pistons: Four Decades of Motor City Memories. 2002. 79.
- George Trapp statistics. basketball-reference.com. Retrieved on August 4, 2009.
- Girard, Fred (January 22, 2002). "Ex-Piston Trapp dies after stabbing". The Detroit News. WZZM-TV. Retrieved May 23, 2015.