2010/08/27

Pistol Pete

Peter "Pistol Pete" Press Maravich born on June 22, 1947. Born and raised in Pennsylvania. He was a great American basketball player of Serbian descent. Maravich starred in college at Louisiana State University (LSU) and 3 NBA Teams (Atlanta Hawks, Utah Jazz and Boston Celtics). He still the all time leading NCAA Division I scorer with 3,367 points scored and average of 44.2 points per game. One of the youngest players ever inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame, Maravich was cited by the Hall as "perhaps the greatest creative offensive talent in history". Known as best ball handler of all time.

Position: Guard
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 200 lb (91 kg)
Jersey # 44, 7 and 23

Collegiate Awards
  • The Sporting News College Player of the Year (1970)
  • USBWA College Player of the Year (1969, 1970)
  • Naismith Award Winner (1970)
  • The Sporting News All-America First Team (1968, 1969, 1970)
  • Three-time AP and UPI First-Team All-America (1968, 1969, 1970)
  • Led the NCAA Division I in scoring with 43.8 ppg (1968); 44.2 (1969) and 44.5 ppg (1970)
  • Averaged 43.6 ppg on the LSU freshman team (1967)
  • Scored a career-high 69 points vs. Alabama (01970-02-07 February 7, 1970); 66 vs. Tulane (01969-02-10 February 10, 1969); 64 vs. Kentucky (01970-02-21 February 21, 1970); 61 vs. Vanderbilt (01969-12-11 December 11, 1969)
  • Holds LSU records for most field goals made (26) and attempted (57) in a game against Vanderbilt on 01969-01-29 January 29, 1969
  • All-Southeastern Conference (1968, 1969, 1970)
  • #23 Jersey retired by LSU (2007)
  • In 1970, Maravich led LSU to a 20–8 record and a third place finish in the National Invitation Tournament

Pistol Pete Highlights



Collegiate Records
  • Points, career: 3,667 (three seasons)
  • Highest scoring average, points per game, career: 44.2 (3,667 points/83 games)
  • Points, season: 1,381 (1970)
  • Highest scoring average, points per game, season: 44.5 (1,381/31) (1970)
  • Games scoring 50 or more points, career: 28
  • Games scoring 50 or more points, season: 10 (1970)
  • Field goals made, career: 1,387
  • Field goals made, season: 522 (1970)
  • Field goal attempts, career: 3,166
  • Field goal attempts, season: 1,168 (1970)
  • Free throws made, game: 30 (in 31 attempts), vs. Oregon State, 01969-12-22 December 22, 1969




NBA Awards
  • NBA All-Rookie Team
  • All-NBA First Team (1976, 1977)
  • All-NBA Second Team (1973, 1978)
  • Five-time NBA All-Star (1973, 1974, 1977, 1978, 1979)
  • Led the league in scoring (31.1 ppg) in 1977, his career best
  • Scored a career-high 68 points against the New York Knicks on Feb. 25, 1977
  • #7 jersey retired by the Utah Jazz (1985)
  • #7 jersey retired by the Superdome (1988)
  • NBA 50th Anniversary All-Time Team (1996)
  • #7 jersey retired by the New Orleans Hornets (2002), even though he never played for them—one of only four players to have a number retired by a team they did not play for.
NBA Career
  • Points: 15,948
  • Points per game: 24.2
  • Assists: 3,563
Other Award
  • In 2005, ESPNU named Maravich the greatest college basketball player of all-time.


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Psitol Pete the Ultimate NCAA Basketball Player

Pistol Pete Dribbling Power Skills 

American Trigger Man of Basketball

 The Pistol and Coach Red
(The Speed of Hands)

His Life Story

The Birth of Streetball Style



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