Dave Meyers (basketball)

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David Meyers
No. 21, 22, 7
Power forward
Personal information
Born(1953-04-21) April 21, 1953 (age 60)
San Diego, California
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High schoolSonora (La Habra, California)
CollegeUCLA (1972–1975)
NBA draft1975 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2nd overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
Pro playing career1975–1980
Career history
19751980Milwaukee Bucks
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points3,149 (11.2 ppg)
Rebounds1,771 (6.3 rpg)
Assists652 (2.3 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
 
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David Meyers
No. 21, 22, 7
Power forward
Personal information
Born(1953-04-21) April 21, 1953 (age 60)
San Diego, California
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High schoolSonora (La Habra, California)
CollegeUCLA (1972–1975)
NBA draft1975 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2nd overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
Pro playing career1975–1980
Career history
19751980Milwaukee Bucks
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points3,149 (11.2 ppg)
Rebounds1,771 (6.3 rpg)
Assists652 (2.3 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

David William Meyers (born April 21, 1953) is a retired American college basketball forward/center at the University of California, Los Angeles and professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association for the Milwaukee Bucks. He is the older brother of Ann Meyers, who also was an outstanding basketball player as well as the only woman to sign a free-agent contract by an NBA team (Indiana Pacers, 1979).[1]

High school[edit]

Born in San Diego, California, Meyers attended high school at Sonora High School in La Habra, California.

College[edit]

Meyers was a player on the UCLA Bruins men's basketball teams that won the 1973 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament and 1975 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. He appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1975.[2]

NBA[edit]

Meyers was the second pick in the first round of the 1975 NBA Draft. He was part of one of the biggest sports trades in NBA history. Meyers, along with Elmore Smith, Junior Bridgeman, and Brian Winters, were traded to the Milwaukee Bucks for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Walt Wesley. Meyers played for the Bucks for four seasons. On April 30th, 1980 Meyers made a surprise announcement that he was retiring from basketball to spend more time with his family and Jehovah's Witness faith.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mercury Name Ann Meyers Drysdale New GM
  2. ^ UCLA STILL BEST IN THE WEST. Sports Illustrated. February 17, 1975, Volume 42, Issue 7
  3. ^ http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=RNYVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=AhIEAAAAIBAJ&pg=6210,61392&dq=dave+meyers+retire&hl=en

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