John Mahnken

John Emmanuel Mahnken (June 16, 1922 – December 14, 2000) was an American professional basketball player.

John Mahnken
John Mahnken 1948.jpg
Mahnken in 1948
Personal information
Born(1922-06-16)June 16, 1922
West New York, New Jersey
DiedDecember 14, 2000(2000-12-14) (aged 78)
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High schoolMemorial
(West New York, New Jersey)
CollegeGeorgetown (1942–1943)
Playing career1945–1953
PositionCenter
Number12, 7, 77, 24, 15, 16, 19
Career history
1945–1946Rochester Royals
19461948Washington Capitols
1948Baltimore Bullets
1948Indianapolis Jets
19481949Fort Wayne Pistons
1949–1950Tri-Cities Blackhawks
19501951Boston Celtics
1951Indianapolis Olympians
19511953Boston Celtics
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

A 6'8" center from West New York, New Jersey, Mahnken played high school basketball at Memorial High School in his hometown.[1] He played at Georgetown University during the early 1940s, earning All-American honors in 1943. He served in the United States Army from 1943 to 1945, then embarked on a professional career in the National Basketball League with the Rochester Royals. Mahnken won the 1946 league title on a Royals team which included future New York Knicks coach Red Holzman and future television actor Chuck Connors.[2]

In 1946, Mahnken was signed by Red Auerbach to the Washington Capitols of the Basketball Association of America (which merged with the NBL in 1949 to become the modern NBA). Mahnken was traded to the Baltimore Bullets in 1948, and he was traded five other times until finding stability with the Boston Celtics in 1951.[2] Mahnken competed for the Celtics until 1953, retiring from the NBA that year with career. statistics of 5.8 points per game and 2.9 rebounds per game.[1]

BAA/NBA career statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game
 PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP MPG FG% FT% RPG APG PPG
1946–47 Washington 60 .255 .681 1.0 9.3
1947–48 Washington 48 .249 .614 .6 6.6
1948–49 Baltimore 7 .263 .611 1.3 7.6
1948–49 Indianapolis 13 .246 .467 2.6 10.0
1948–49 Fort Wayne 37 .265 .664 2.2 9.5
1949–50 Fort Wayne 2 .375 .333 1.0 3.5
1949–50 Tri-Cities 36 .266 .697 1.8 6.2
1949–50 Boston 24 .262 .639 1.8 4.6
1950–51 Boston 46 .342 .648 4.0 1.5 5.2
1950–51 Indianapolis 12 .170 .625 2.9 .8 2.3
1951–52 Boston 60 9.7 .344 .605 2.2 1.1 3.0
1952–53 Boston 69 11.2 .302 .696 2.6 1.1 2.8
Career 414 10.5 .272 .650 2.9 1.3 5.8

PlayoffsEdit

Year Team GP MPG FG% FT% RPG APG PPG
1947 Washington 6 .240 .842 .2 10.3
1951 Indianapolis 3 .133 .000 3.7 3.0 1.3
1952 Boston 3 16.7 .286 .500 3.3 1.0 2.3
1953 Boston 6 12.0 .000 1.000 3.2 1.0 .8
Career 18 13.6 .211 .800 3.3 1.1 4.3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "John Mahnken Stats". Basketball Reference. Accessed August 7, 2007.
  2. ^ a b John Mahnken at HoyaBasketball.com.

External linksEdit