John Mengelt

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John Mengelt
No. 15
Guard
Personal information
Born(1949-10-16) October 16, 1949 (age 64)
LaCrosse, Wisconsin
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High schoolWendell Willkie (Elwood, Indiana)
CollegeAuburn (1968–1971)
NBA draft1971 / Round: 2 / Pick: 21st overall
Selected by the Cincinnati Royals
Pro playing career1971–1981
Career history
19711972Cincinnati Royals / Kansas City-Omaha Kings
1972–1976Detroit Pistons
19761980Chicago Bulls
1980–1981Latte Matese Caserta (Italy)
1981Golden State Warriors
Career NBA statistics
Points6,218 (9.8 ppg)
Rebounds1,221 (1.9 rpg)
Assists1,329 (2.1 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
 
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John Mengelt
No. 15
Guard
Personal information
Born(1949-10-16) October 16, 1949 (age 64)
LaCrosse, Wisconsin
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High schoolWendell Willkie (Elwood, Indiana)
CollegeAuburn (1968–1971)
NBA draft1971 / Round: 2 / Pick: 21st overall
Selected by the Cincinnati Royals
Pro playing career1971–1981
Career history
19711972Cincinnati Royals / Kansas City-Omaha Kings
1972–1976Detroit Pistons
19761980Chicago Bulls
1980–1981Latte Matese Caserta (Italy)
1981Golden State Warriors
Career NBA statistics
Points6,218 (9.8 ppg)
Rebounds1,221 (1.9 rpg)
Assists1,329 (2.1 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

John P. Mengelt (born October 16, 1949) is a retired American professional basketball player. A 6’2” guard, Mengelt played for Auburn University, with whom he scored 60 points in a 1970 game against Alabama.[1] Mengelt later spent ten seasons (1971–1981) in the NBA, playing for the Cincinnati Royals, Kansas City Kings, Detroit Pistons, Chicago Bulls, and Golden State Warriors. Mengelt was a fan favorite[citation needed] wherever he played, earning the nickname “Crash” for his willingness to dive after loose balls. He retired with 6,218 career points.

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