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Cliff Meely (July 10, 1947 – May 29, 2013) was an American basketball player who played one year at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Colorado, then at the University of Colorado for three years, from 1968 to 1971. He remains Colorado's career leader in points per game and rebounds per game. Meely was a Big Eight all-conference performer all three years at Colorado, and was a first-team All American as a senior. He is the only Colorado basketball player to have his number retired. He was drafted by the Houston Rockets in the 1971 NBA draft. He played for the Rockets for five years, before being traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in his last NBA season. He went on to play two years in Europe before recurring back spasms forced his retirement. His best season statistically was his rookie season, when he averaged 9.9 points and 6.6 rebounds per games. Meely died at a Boulder, Colorado hospital in 2013 of a blood infection. He was 65.[1] References[edit]

^ Former Colorado basketball star Cliff Meely dies of blood infection at age 65

External links[edit]

Profile – TheDraftReview.com Profile – Basketball-Reference.com

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1971 NBA Draft

First round

Austin Carr Sidney Wicks Elmore Smith Ken Durrett George Trapp Fred Brown Cliff Meely Darnell Hillman Stan Love Clarence Glover Curtis Rowe Dana Lewis Jim Cleamons John Roche Kennedy McIntosh Dean Meminger Collis Jones

Second round

Steve Patterson Fred Hilton Willie Sojourner John Mengelt Ted McClain Jim McDaniels Mike Newlin Charlie Yelverton Amos Thomas Rick Fisher Jim Rose Isaiah Wilson Spencer Haywood Joe Bergman Howard Porter Marvin Stewart Gregg Northington Willie Long

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Big Eight Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year

1957: Thompson 1958: Boozer 1959: Boozer 1960–67: None selected 1968: Don. Smith 1969: Meely 1970: Robisch 1971: Meely & Robisch 1972: Stallworth 1973: Kruger 1974: Kruger 1975: Adams 1976: W. Smith 1977: Anderson & Evans 1978: Evans 1979: McCullough 1980: Blackman 1981: A. Smith 1982: Frazier 1983: Stipanovich & Tisdale 1984: Tisdale 1985: Tisdale 1986: Manning 1987: Manning 1988: Manning 1989: King 1990: Dou. Smith 1991: Houston & Dou. Smith 1992: Peeler 1993: Reeves 1994: Booker 1995: Minor & R

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