Lakers Player Statistics & Information

MEL COUNTS
Position: Center
Born: October 16, 1941
Height: 7’0″
Weight: 230 lbs.
School: Oregon State, 1964
Uniform #: 31

Mel Counts

REGULAR SEASON AVERAGES   /   Stat Abbreviations
Season G GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% ORB DRB TRB APG SPG BPG TOV PF PPG
1966-67 31 16.7 .444   .741     6.1 .7       3.29 8.5
1967-68 82 21.2 .475   .748     8.9 1.7       3.77 11.7
1968-69 77 24.2 .450   .805     7.8 1.4       2.90 12.4
1969-70 81 27.1 .427   .776     8.4 2.0       3.75 12.6
1972-73 59 10.4 .457   .672     4.0 1.1       1.66 5.0
1973-74 45 11.1 .365   .727 1.2 2.0 3.2 1.2 .44 .51   1.89 3.2
Averages 375   19.8 .445   .764 1.2 2.0 6.9 1.5 .44 .51   2.99 9.7

REGULAR SEASON TOTALS   /   Stat Abbreviations
Season G MIN FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1966-67 31 517 112 252     40 54     189 22       102 264
1967-68 82 1,739 384 808     190 254     732 139       309 958
1968-69 77 1,866 390 867     178 221     600 109       223 958
1969-70 81 2,193 434 1,017     156 201     683 160       304 1,024
1972-73 59 611 127 278     39 58     237 62       98 293
1973-74 45 499 61 167     24 33 56 90 146 54 20 23   85 146
Totals 375 7,425 1,508 3,389     627 821 56 90 2,587 546 20 23   1,121 3,643

REGULAR SEASON ADVANCED   /   Stat Abbreviations
Season G MIN USG% eFG% TS% 3PR FTR ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% PER
1966-67 31 517     .479   .214       5.7        
1967-68 82 1,739     .521   .314       10.8        
1968-69 77 1,866     .497   .255       8.5        
1969-70 81 2,193     .463   .198       10.0        
1972-73 59 611     .483   .209     17.7 13.7        
1973-74 45 499     .402   .198 10.7 15.9 13.4 14.0 1.7 2.2    

REGULAR SEASON GAME HIGHS   /   Stat Abbreviations
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Season MIN FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1966-67   9 4 5 20
1967-68   13 8 10 30
1968-69   12 7 12 31
1969-70   14 6 7 31
1972-73   9 5 6 20
1973-74 36:00 7 17 2 5 13 5 6 16

PLAYOFFS AVERAGES
Season G GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% ORB DRB TRB APG SPG BPG TOV PF PPG
1966-67 3 9.7 .263   1.000     2.7 .0       2.00 4.7
1967-68 15 20.4 .535   .677     8.9 1.6       3.47 8.6
1968-69 18 24.6 .385   .761     7.9 1.4       3.72 11.2
1969-70 14 15.1 .420   .846     5.3 1.1       3.43 6.1
1972-73 17 19.2 .459   .780     6.1 1.6       3.00 9.1
1973-74 4 8.5 .500   .000 .5 1.0 1.5 .5 .50 .50   .75 3.0
Averages 71   19.0 .435   .763 .5 1.0 6.6 1.4 .50 .50   3.20 8.4

PLAYOFFS TOTALS
Season G MIN FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1966-67 3 29 5 19     4 4     8 0       6 14
1967-68 15 306 54 101     21 31     133 24       52 129
1968-69 18 442 74 192     54 71     143 26       67 202
1969-70 14 212 37 88     11 13     74 16       48 85
1972-73 17 327 61 133     32 41     104 28       51 154
1973-74 4 34 6 12     0 0 2 4 6 2 2 2   3 12
Totals 71 1,350 237 545     122 160 2 4 468 96 2 2   227 596

PLAYOFFS ADVANCED
Season G MIN USG% eFG% TS% 3PR FTR ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% PER
1966-67 3 29     .337   .211       .0        
1967-68 15 306     .563   .307       10.6        
1968-69 18 442     .452   .370       9.0        
1969-70 14 212     .453   .148       10.2        
1972-73 17 327     .510   .308     14.5 12.9        
1973-74 4 34     .500   .000 5.1 12.4 8.4 10.0 2.8 3.0    

PLAYOFFS GAME HIGHS
** Game Highs Are Always Being Updated — CLICK VALUE FOR BOX SCORE **
Season MIN FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1966-67   5 13 4 4 5 0 3 14
1967-68   9 5 7 20
1968-69 41:00 7 26 9 9 17 4 6 19
1969-70 25:00 9 15 4 4 17 3 6 18
1972-73 37:00 8 14 7 10 15 4 6 19
1973-74 16:00 4 5 0 0 5 1 2 8

GAME APPEARANCES
Mel played in 375 out of a possible 491 regular season games. (76.4%)
Mel played in 71 out of a possible 76 playoff games. (93.4%)

Other Lakers To Wear Mel’s Number
#31 John Trapp, Zelmo Beaty, Spencer Haywood, Kurt Rambis, Mark McNamara, Sam Bowie, Jamal Sampson, Chris Mihm, Thomas Bryant, Mike Muscala

A * denotes player’s All-Star season.

A blank All-Star row indicates player was selected, but did not participate in game.

Numbers in red indicate league leader.

Total Rebounds were not officially tracked until 1950-1951 season.
Minutes were not officially tracked until 1951-1952 season.
Offensive and Defensive Rebounds, Steals, and Blocks were not officially tracked until 1973-1974 season.
Turnovers were not officially tracked until 1977-1978 season.
3-Point Field Goals instituted for 1979-1980 season.

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