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Biography

Mel Grant Counts (born October 16, 1941) is a retired American basketball player who was in the NBA from 1964 to 1976. An excellent outside shooter for a 7 footer, he was on the United States Olympic basketball team that won the gold at the 1964 Summer Olympics. He played in college for Oregon State University and was selected by the Boston Celtics in the 1964 NBA Draft. The Celtics won the NBA Championship in 1965 and 1966 with Counts on the team as Bill Russell's backup, but he was traded for the 1967 season to the Baltimore Bullets. Halfway through that season he was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers, who made it to the playoffs that year.

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31 October 1964
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Boston Celtics, 1st round (7th pick, 7th overall), 1964 NBA Draft

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