Mel Gibson (basketball)

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Mel Gibson
Personal information
Born (1940-12-30) December 30, 1940 (age 77)
Cordova, North Carolina
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school Rockingham
(Rockingham, North Carolina)
College Western Carolina (1959–1963)
NBA draft 1963 / Round: 2 / Pick: 16th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
Playing career 1963–1964
Position Guard
Number 15
Coaching career 1967–1986
Career history
As player:
1963 Los Angeles Lakers
1963–1964 Wilmington Blue Bombers
As coach:
1967–1971 Charleston Southern
1972–1986 UNC Wilmington
Stats at

Melvin L. Gibson (born December 30, 1940) is a retired American basketball player and coach. The 6'3" and 180 lb former Western Carolina University guard played a single season in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with the Los Angeles Lakers in 1963–64, in which he appeared in nine games and recorded a total of 13 points. He played for the U.S. men's team at the 1963 FIBA World Championship.[1] Gibson served as the head men's basketball coach at Charleston Southern University from 1967 to 1971 and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNC Wilmington) from 1972 to 1986.


  1. ^ 1963 USA Basketball Archived October 14, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.

External links

  • Mel Gibson at

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