Shellie McMillon

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Shellie McMillon
Personal information
Born March 11, 1936
Chicago, Illinois
Died July 11, 1980(1980-07-11) (aged 44)
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school DuSable (Chicago, Illinois)
College Bradley (1954–1958)
NBA draft 1958 / Round: 6 / Pick: 42nd overall
Selected by the Detroit Pistons
Playing career 1958–1962
Position Power forward / Small forward
Number 6, 25
Career history
19581961 Detroit Pistons
1961–1962 St. Louis Hawks
Career NBA statistics
Points 2,397 (9.1 ppg)
Rebounds 1,571 (6.0 rpg)
Assists 232 (0.9 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Shellie McMillon, Jr. (March 11, 1936 – July 11, 1980) was an American professional basketball player.[1] McMillon was selected in the 1958 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons after a collegiate career at Bradley University.[1] He played for the Pistons and St. Louis Hawks during his four-year NBA career.[1]

Although their surnames are spelled differently, McMillon was the older brother of Ernie McMillan, who played 15 seasons with the NFL's St. Louis Cardinals. Ernie's son Erik McMillan was a defensive back for the New York Jets.

Shellie McMillon was one of the stars of a DuSable High School team from Chicago that won back-to-back Chicago Public League championships and in 1954 became the first team with black players and a black coach to play in the Illinois state championship game.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Shellie McMillon. basketball-reference.com. Retrieved on May 15, 2013.