Posted Sep 5, 2013 1:16 PM
Don "Monk" Meineke, a 6-foot-7 forward-center from the University of Dayton who would become the first recipient of the NBA's Rookie of the Year award in 1953, died Tuesday.
Remembering the NBA's first Rookie of the Year winner: Don Meineke (1930-2013) http://t.co/b5PBW0yKU4— NBA History (@NBAHistory) September 4, 2013
(1930-2013) In his @NBA ROY season (1952-53), Don Meineke (F-C) averaged 10.7 ppg in 33.1 minutes per game for the Fort Wayne Pistons— NBA History (@NBAHistory) September 4, 2013
Don Meineke on winning the first @NBA ROY: "It was a funny thing back then - I didn't even know I had won until I read it in the newspaper."— NBA History (@NBAHistory) September 4, 2013
RIP to Dayton Flyer and NBA ROY Don "Monk" Meineke: http://t.co/TEkNYj1E73 A great player and genuinely nice person.— Jay Bilas (@JayBilas) September 5, 2013
Meineke will be missed by former teammates http://t.co/cvXwmzBlCO— Doug Harris (@DougHarrisDDN) September 5, 2013
UD legend Don "Monk" Meineke passed away on Tuesday. Thoughts & prayers with his family. Quick look at Monk's impact: http://t.co/lUakHqugOL— Dayton Basketball (@DaytonMBB) September 4, 2013
'Monk' Meineke was cornerstone in UD basketball program http://t.co/ih2OVFwWQ0— WHIOTV (@whiotv) September 4, 2013
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