Dan Issel

Dan Issel
Dan Issel (1).jpeg
Issel, circa 1970–75
Personal information
Born (1948-10-25) October 25, 1948 (age 69)
Batavia, Illinois
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High schoolBatavia (Batavia, Illinois)
CollegeKentucky (1967–1970)
NBA draft1970 / Round: 8 / Pick: 122nd overall
Selected by the Detroit Pistons
Playing career1970–1985
PositionCenter / Power forward
Number44, 25
Coaching career1988–2002
Career history
As player:
19701975Kentucky Colonels
19751985Denver Nuggets
As coach:
19921994,
19992001
Denver Nuggets
Career highlights and awards
Career ABA and NBA statistics
Points27,482 (22.6 ppg)
Rebounds11,133 (9.1 rpg)
Assists2,907 (2.4 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
Basketball Hall of Fame as player
College Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2006

Daniel Paul Issel (born October 25, 1948) is an American retired Hall of Fame professional basketball player and coach. An outstanding collegian at the University of Kentucky, he was twice named an All American en route to a still school record 25.7 points per game. The ABA Rookie of the Year in 1971, he was a six-time ABA All-Star and one-time NBA All-Star.

Collegiate playing career

A jersey honoring Issel hangs in Rupp Arena

Issel played college basketball at the University of Kentucky under legendary coach Adolph Rupp. Issel was at UK 1966–1970 and scored 2,138 points (an average of 25.7 per game) while being named an All American for two of the three seasons he was eligible for the award. His career points total remains the highest among UK men's players.

On February 7, 1970, Issel scored 53 points in a 120–85 victory over Mississippi, breaking Cliff Hagan's single-game Wildcat record of 51. Issel's mark held for almost four decades, finally falling to Jodie Meeks' 54 in a win against University of Tennessee on January 13, 2009.[1] A three-year starter for the Wildcats, Issel led his team to three Southeastern Conference titles and set 23 school records in the process.

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