Pete Maravich biography

Pete Maravich

Basketball Player

1947 – 1988

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Who was Pete Maravich?

Peter Press "Pistol Pete" Maravich was an American professional basketball player. He was born and raised in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, part of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. Maravich starred in college at Louisiana State University and played for three NBA teams until injuries forced his retirement in 1980. He is still the all-time leading NCAA Division I scorer with 3,667 points scored and an average of 44.2 points per game. All of his accomplishments were achieved before the three-point line was introduced to NCAA basketball and despite being unable to play varsity as a freshman under then-NCAA rules. One of the youngest players ever inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Maravich was cited by the Hall as "perhaps the greatest creative offensive talent in history". In an April 2010 interview, Hall of Fame player John Havlicek said "the best ball-handler of all time was Maravich."

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Born
Jun 22, 1947
Aliquippa
Also known as
  • Pistol Pete
Parents
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • Serbian American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Louisiana State University
  • Needham B. Broughton High School
Lived in
  • Aliquippa
Died
Jan 5, 1988
Pasadena

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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