PLAYER PROFILE

DON OTTEN

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Don Otten was a high school basketball star at Bellefontaine High School in Ohio  and at Bowling Green University. The 6’10’ Otten entered  professional basketball in 1946 with the Tri-Cities Blackhawks of the National Basketball League.  During the 1948-49 season, Otten averaged 14.0 points per game and was named the MVP of the NBL. ] The Blackhawks joined the National Basketball Association in 1949.  Otten continued playing until 1953.  He averaged 10.5 points per game in his NBA career. Don’s brother Mac Otten also played in the NBA. In 1949, Don and Mac became the first ever pair of brothers to end up playing for the same team in the NBA.

 

DON OTTEN Height: 6:11 Weight: 245 College: Bowling Green’46
Donald Frederick Otten Born:  Apr 18, 1921         Died: Sep 18, 1985 Hometown: Bellefontaine, Oh.
Brother of Mac Otten REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1946-47 Tri-Cities NBL 44 200 169 261 .648 569 12.9
1947-48 Tri-Cities NBL 60 282 260 392 .663 824 13.7
1948-49 Tri-Cities NBL 64 301 297 424 .700 899 14.0
1949-50 Tri CitiesWashington NBA 64 242 341 463 .737 91 825 12.9
1950-51 WashingtonBaltimoreFt.Wayne NBA 67 162 246 308 .799 62 570 8.5
1951-52 Fort WayneMilwaukee NBA 64 222 323 418 .773 123 767 12.0
1952-53 Milwaukee NBA 24 34 64 91 .703 21 132 5.5
Major League Totals 387 1443 1700 2357 .721 ### 11.9
POST SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1946-47 Tri-Cities WBT 2 9 8 11 .727 26 13.0
1947-48 Tri Cities NBL 6 34 30 38 .789 98 16.3
1947-48 Tri-Cities WBT 3 17 8 17 .471 42 14.0
1948-49 Tri-Cities NBL 6 24 43 55 .782 91 15.2
1949-50 Washington NBA 2 10 21 26 .808 6 41 20.5
1950-51 Fort Wayne NBA 3 8 13 16 .813 8 29 9.7
Major League Totals 20 93 115 152 .757 301 15.1
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