Peter P. "Pete" Maravich
Perhaps the greatest creative offensive talent in history, Peter Press Maravich rarely duplicated the same move twice. "Pistol Pete" dazzled the crowd with his Harlem Globetrotter-like dribbling, his ability to toss a no-look pass with pinpoint accuracy, or make a fall-away jumper with two defenders draped on him. The court was his personal playground, every night was a show, and no one knew what scoring records he might shatter. In only three years playing for his father Press Maravich at LSU, Pete scored 3,667 points, while averaging an incredible 44.2 points per game - both NCAA records. Noted for his floppy gray socks and mop of brown hair, Maravich set numerous other NCAA, SEC, and school records, and led the NCAA in scoring three times. As a pro, Maravich was a five-time NBA All Star, and led the league in scoring for the 1976-77 season, averaging 31.1 points per game for the New Orleans Jazz.
BornJune 22, 1947 Aliquippa, PA
DiedJanuary 05, 1988
Professional CareerAtlanta Hawks Boston Celtics Utah Jazz New Orleans Jazz