Skip Thoren

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Skip Thoren
Personal information
Born (1943-04-05) April 5, 1943 (age 75)
Rockford, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school Rockford East
(Rockford, Illinois)
College Illinois (1962–1965)
NBA draft 1965 / Round: 4 / Pick: 30th overall
Selected by the Baltimore Bullets
Playing career 1965–1970
Position Center
Career history
1965–1966 Simmenthal Milano
1967–1970 Minnesota Muskies / Miami Floridians
Career highlights and awards

Duane W. "Skip" Thoren (born April 5, 1943) is an American former professional basketball player. At a height of 6'10" (2.08 m) tall, he played at the center position.

College career[edit]

Thoren played college basketball at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. Thoren was elected to the "Illini Men's Basketball All-Century Team" in 2004. Thoren is recognized as a notable member of the athletic fraternity Beta Theta Pi Fraternity House (Champaign, Illinois).

Professional career[edit]

Thoren played three seasons (1967–1970) in the American Basketball Association (ABA), as a member of the Minnesota Muskies and Miami Floridians. He averaged 13.2 points per game and 11.0 rebounds per game, in his career, and appeared in the 1969 ABA All-Star Game.

Before playing in the ABA, Thoren played in Italy, with Simmenthal Milano, along with Bill Bradley, and he won the 1965–66 season FIBA European Champions Cup (EuroLeague) championship.[1]


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