Aug 31 2012 3:26AM

The Andy Roddicks Of The NBA


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Tennis great Andy Roddick shocked the sports world Thursday when he announced he was retiring from his sport at the early age of 30.

The scene was reminiscent of when Yao Ming retired from the NBA at the same age during the 2010-11 season.

Which got me thinking--which Basketball Hall of Famers left the game at 30 years old or younger.

Well, here's your answer

PLAYER, LAST SEASON, AGE GAMES, MPG, PPG, RPG, APG

Harry Gallatin, 1957-58, 30 682 g, 31.9 mpg, 13.0 ppg, 11.9 rpg, 1.8 apg

Tommy Heinsohn, 1964-65, 30 654 g, 29.4 mpg, 18.6 ppg, 8.8 rpg, 2.0 apg

Ed Macauley, 1958-59, 30 641 g, 35.7 mpg, 17.5 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 3.2 apg

Vern Mikkelsen, 1958-59, 30 699 g, 29.7 mpg, 13.8 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 2.2 apg

Neil Johnston, 1958-59, 29 516 g, 35.5 mpg, 19.4 ppg, 11.3 rpg, 2.5 apg

David Thompson, 1983-84, 29 592 g, 32.8 mpg, 22.7 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 3.3 apg

Drazen Petrovic, 1992-93, 28 290 g, 26.4 mpg, 15.4 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 2.4 apg

Bob Houbregs, 1957-58, 25 281 g, 23.9 mpg, 9.3 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 1.8 apg

Maurice Stokes, 1953-54, 24 202 g, 37.3 mpg, 16.4 ppg, 17.3 rpg, 5.3 apg

KEY g: games; mpg: minutes per game; ppg: points per game; rpg: rebounds per game; apg: assists per game; stats from various professional leagues (NBA, ABA, BAA) were combined.

SOURCE: Basketball-Reference