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George Trapp

Born: Jul 11, 1948

Death: Jan 1, 2002

Birthplace: Detroit

Nationality: United States

George Trapp

Date of Birth : Jul 11, 1948
Date of Death : Jan 1, 2002
Birth Place : Detroit

George Trapp, Jr. was an American professional basketball player. A 6'8" forward/center from Detroit, Trapp played college basketball at Long Beach State, where he was coached by Jerry Tarkanian and won two Pacific Coast Athletic Association MVP Awards. In 1971, Trapp led Long Beach State to the Elite Eight of the 1971 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, but the team lost to UCLA, the eventual winner of the tournament. After his college career ended, Trapp was selected by the Atlanta Hawks with the fifth pick of the 1971 NBA Draft. He played six seasons in the NBA with the Hawks and Detroit Pistons, and averaged 8.8 points per game over his career. He was known for his shooting ability. On January 9, 2002, Trapp was stabbed in the stomach during a fight with another man in Detroit. He died twelve days later.

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