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Dan Roundfield

Dan Roundfield
Personal information
Born(1953-05-26)May 26, 1953
Detroit, Michigan
DiedAugust 6, 2012(2012-08-06) (aged 59)
San Nicolas Zuid, Aruba
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High schoolChadsey (Detroit, Michigan)
CollegeCentral Michigan (1972–1975)
NBA draft1975 / Round: 2 / Pick: 28th overall
Selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers
Playing career1975–1988
PositionPower forward
Number32, 5
Career history
19751978Indiana Pacers
19781984Atlanta Hawks
1984–1985Detroit Pistons
19851987Washington Bullets
1987–1988Auxilium Torino
Career highlights and awards
Career ABA and NBA statistics
Points11,657 (14.3 ppg)
Rebounds7,502 (9.2 rpg)
Blocks1,160 (1.4 bpg)
Stats at

Danny Thomas Roundfield (May 26, 1953 – August 6, 2012) was an American professional basketball player. The 6'8" forward/center graduated from Detroit's Chadsey Senior High School in 1971. On the collegiate scene, Roundfield was twice selected to the All-Mid-American Conference Team for Central Michigan University; he was also the 1975 M.A.C. Player of the Year.

Roundfield spent 12 seasons in the American Basketball Association and National Basketball Association, playing for the Indiana Pacers (1975–1978), Atlanta Hawks (1978–1984), Detroit Pistons (1984–1985), and Washington Bullets (1985–1987). Then he moved to Turin, Italy, and played a season for Auxilium Torino.

Roundfield earned a reputation as a strong rebounder and tenacious defender, and during his career he was named to five NBA All-Defensive teams and three All-Star teams. His nickname was Dr. Rounds.

Roundfield was selected to the NBA Eastern Conference All-Star team in three consecutive seasons from 1980 to 1982. He was unable to play in 1982, though, due to an injury. He made the most of his 1980 All-Star appearance debut, scoring 18 points and grabbing 13 rebounds in 27 minutes coming off the bench. He came close to winning the game's MVP award for his fine performance being overshadowed by fellow Detroit product George Gervin's 34-point output.

Roundfield lived in Atlanta, where he worked for Camp Dresser & McKee Inc.

Roundfield died at Baby Beach in San Nicolas Zuid, Aruba in August 2012, drowning after helping his wife, Bernadine, to safety.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ Cunningham, Michael (August 7, 2012). "Former Hawks All-Star Dan Roundfield drowns in Aruba". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Archived from the original on August 9, 2012. Retrieved August 7, 2012.
  2. ^ Lake, Thomas (August 17, 2012). "Sad goodbye to Danny Roundfield, who died heroically saving his wife". CNN Sports Illustrated. Retrieved August 17, 2012.
  3. ^ Araton, Harvey (August 18, 2013). "An N.B.A. All-Star's Ultimate Sacrifice". The New York Times. Retrieved November 4, 2020.

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