GREG DREILING

DREILING, GREGORY ALAN

Hometown:  Wichita, KS  (Kapaun-Mt. Carmel HS)
Born November 7, 1963

Transfer from Wichita State Univ.

Wikipedia site

CATEGORY   TOTAL   1984 1985 1986
YEAR     So. Jr. Sr.
POSITION     C C C
HEIGHT     7'1 7'1 7'1
WEIGHT     240 240 250
JERSEY     30 30 30
Games Played/Started 105/103   32/30 34/34 39/39
Minutes 2760   742 987 1031
   Per Game 26.3   23.2 29.0 26.4
Points 1209   311 447 451
   Per Game 11.5   9.7 13.1 11.6
Rebounds 650   153 235 262
   Per Game 6.2   4.8 6.9 6.7
Blocks 138   38 55 45
Assists 127   28 42 57
Steals 39   12 14 13
Turnovers 208   60 79 69
(Assists+Steals)/TO 0.80   0.67 0.71 1.01
FG: Attempts 828   228 300 300
       Made 474   121 173 180
       Percent 57.2   53.1 57.7 60.0
FT: Attempts 360   93 139 128
       Made 261   69 101 91
       Percent 72.5   74.2 72.7 71.1
Production Points/Game 14.30   10.97 16.15 15.44
Production Points/Minute .544   .473 .556 .584

1985:  World University Games

1986:  Co-captain.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER:

Pro career:

1984-86

Round drafted: 2

Indiana Pacers (NBA)

1986-1993

Dallas Mavericks

1994, 1997

Cleveland Cavaliers

1996

  Links to pro stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/d/dreilgr01.html
http://www.databasebasketball.com/players/playerpage.htm?ilkid=DreilGr01
http://www.nba.com/playerfile/greg_dreiling/index.html?nav=page

Greg Dreiling, Kansas, 7-1, C

                  G  MIN  FG  FGA  3P 3PA  FT FTA  REB  PF AST  TO BLK STL  PTS
81-82 Wichita St 29  534  82  151          70  93  121  82  17  58  35   9  234
82-83 Kansas                      Did Not Play - Transfer Student
83-84 Kansas     32  742 121  228          69  93  153 103  28  60  38  12  311
84-85 Kansas     34  987 173  300         101 139  235 113  42  79  55  14  447
85-86 Kansas     39 1031 180  300          91 128  262 121  57  69  45  13  451
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TOTALS          134 3294 556  979         331 453  771 419 144 266 173  48 1443

                  MIN   FG%   3P%   FT%  RPG  APG  TPG  BPG  SPG   PPG
81-82 Wichita St 18.4  54.3        75.3  4.2  0.6  2.0  1.2  0.3   8.1
82-83 Kansas                Did Not Play - Transfer Student
83-84 Kansas     23.2  53.1        74.2  4.8  0.9  1.9  1.2  0.4   9.7
84-85 Kansas     29.0  57.7        72.7  6.9  1.2  2.3  1.6  0.4  13.1
85-86 Kansas     26.4  60.0        71.1  6.7  1.5  1.8  1.2  0.3  11.6
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TOTALS           24.6  56.8        73.1  5.8  1.1  2.0  1.3  0.4  10.8

Selected by Indiana Pacers in 2nd round (#26 pick overall) of 1986 NBA Draft.

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Remember the Bad  ol' days?, 6/14/2006

Greg Dreiling - Inductee in Wichita Sports Hall of Fame 2006
An imposing center on the Kansas University team from 1984 to 1986 was the 7-foot-1 graduate of Wichitaís Kapaun Mt. Carmel High School. He helped lead KU to the Final Four in 1986, then played 10 years in the NBA, seven with the Indiana Pacers, who drafted him in the second round. He later played with the Dallas Mavericks. In 1985, he was KUís MVP and was selected for the World University Games U. S. squad. He scored 1,209 points and grabbed 650 rebounds in three years at KU. His 57.2 shooting percentage ranks No. 5 on KUís all-time list. He also blocked 138 shots. Dreiling first signed with Wichita State but transferred to KU after his freshman season.

 

Greg Dreiling, the starting center from the potent 1986 team that lost to Duke in the semifinals of the Final Four in Dallas, doesn't much care to look back on the game that ended the season of one of the best teams in KU history. "I've got the film, but I still haven't watched it," said Dreiling, who currently lives in Dallas while recovering from an Achilles injury that has curtailed a 10-year NBA career. "That season was a nice ride, but it had a tough ending."

Fearing he might be bad luck for his alma mater, Dreiling didn't attend the 1988 NCAA Championship game in Kansas City, even though his Indiana Pacers teammate, Oklahoma alum Wayman Tisdale, was up for attending the OU-KU matchup.  "He went to the game, but I stayed home not wanting to be a jinx," Dreiling explained. "Maybe he was a jinx for them."

People have long speculated that had college basketball had a 3-point shot in 1986, the Jayhawk team that featured bombers Ron Kellogg and Calvin Thompson might also have been in the finals. But Dreiling jokingly says he isn't sure he would like to play on such a team.  "With the way they liked to shoot out there, I'd have never gotten the ball," he cracked.

Greg Dreiling Basketball Memorabilia - 1990 Hoops Autographed Card