Dan Roundfield (1953-2012)
August 7, 2012
“We are shocked and saddened by the news of Danny’s passing. He was a valuable member of our franchise during his playing days and had recently re-joined us to help make an impact in the community as a member of our alumni association. Our thoughts are with Danny’s family and his fans as we remember the contributions he made to our team, our city and the game of basketball.” -- Bob Dandridge, Bullets/Wizards Alumni Association Executive Director
#5 | Forward | Bullets (1985-1987)
“Rounds” was born on May 26th 1953 in Detroit, Michigan. After playing basketball at Chadsey Senior High School, he went on to have a successful career at Central Michigan University. He was selected twice to the All-Mid-American Conference Team and was the M.A.C. Player of the Year in 1975.
Dan was drafted 28th overall in the 1975 NBA draft and spent 11 seasons in the league. He was a strong rebounder and tenacious defender who was named to two NBA All-Defensive teams and three All-Star teams in his career.
Dan finished his tremendous career with the Bullets, playing two seasons with the team. He averaged 11.6 points and 8.1 rebounds per game during the 1985-86 season and 6.6 points and 4.7 rebounds during the 1986-87 season.
After his playing career, Dan chose to stick to watching basketball and focus on a career in engineering while working in the community. He is survived by his wife, Bernadette, his sons Christopher and Corey and their grandchildren.