Skip Thoren

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Skip Thoren
Personal information
Born (1943-04-05) April 5, 1943 (age 74)
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
1967–1968 Minnesota Muskies
1968–1970 Miami Floridians
Career highlights and awards

Duane W. "Skip" Thoren (born April 5, 1943) is an American former professional basketball player.

A 6'10" center from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Thoren played three seasons (1967–1970) in the American Basketball Association 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 for Simmenthal Milano together with Bill Bradley and won the 1965–66 European Champions Cup[1]

Thoren was elected to the "Illini Men's Basketball All-Century Team" in 2004.

At the University of Illinois. Thoren is recognized as a notable member of the athletic fraternity Beta Theta Pi Fraternity House (Champaign, Illinois).


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