Archie Dees

Archie Dees

Original Name William Archie Dees
Birth
Ethel, Attala County, Mississippi, USA
Death 4 Apr 2016 (aged 80)
Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana, USA
Burial Clear Creek, Monroe County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 160486685 · View Source
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Professional Basketball Player. Born Archie William Dees, he played the positions of power forward and center for four different teams in the National Basketball Association from 1958 to 1961. As a stellar basketball player at Indiana University, he received the Big Ten Conference Most Valuable Player award twice (1957, 1958) and was consensus second-team All-American in 1958. He was drafted second overall in the 1958 NBA draft by the Cincinnati Royals. During his NBA career, which span from 1958 to 1961, he played for the Royals, Detroit Pistons, Chicago Packers, and St. Louis Hawks. His NBA career statistics during the four span included 1,548 points, 907 rebounds, and 132 assists. He was inducted into the Indiana University Hall of Fame in 1983 and in 2001 was named to the university's All-Century Team.

Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye
  • Added: 4 Apr 2016
  • Find a Grave Memorial 160486685
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Archie Dees (22 Feb 1936–4 Apr 2016), Find a Grave Memorial no. 160486685, citing Clear Creek Cemetery, Clear Creek, Monroe County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .