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Mel Counts

Mel Counts

Mel Grant Counts is a retired American basketball player who was in the NBA from 1964 to 1976. An excellent outside shooter for a 7 footer, he was on the United States Olympic basketball team that won the gold at the 1964 Summer Olympics. He played in college for Oregon State University and was selected by the Boston Celtics in the 1964 NBA Draft. The Celtics won the NBA Championship in 1965 and 1966 with Counts on the team as Bill Russell's backup, but he was traded for the 1967 season to the Baltimore Bullets. Halfway through that season he was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers, who made it to the playoffs that year. The next three seasons Counts' Lakers made it to the NBA Finals, ... more on Wikipedia

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Famous Oregon State University Alumni List of Famous Basketball Centers 1964 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners Olympic Athletes Born in Oregon