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6. Mark Aguirre

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Mark Aguirre
Mark Aguirre was a star at the University of DePaul where he led the Demons to a final four and was a 2 time All-American.  Drafted number one overall by the Dallas Mavericks, Aguirre quickly became the face of the Mavs.  Aguirre proved to be a great scorer and the Mavericks became title contenders throughout the next several years though they could not get past the mighty Lakers. Traded midway through the 88-89 season to the Pistons for Adrian Dantley, Aguirre was reunited with childhood friend Isaiah Thomas and together they led the Pistons to two titles.  Aguirre averaged exactly 20 points a game over his 14 year career and will be remembered for his great ability to post up and score from the small forward position.

The Bullet Points:

Country of Origin:
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

Eligible Since:

Small Forward

Played for:
Dallas Mavericks
Detroit Pistons
Los Angeles Clippers


1st Round, 1tst Overall in 1981

Major Accolades and Awards:
NBA All Star Teams (3) (1984, 1987 & 1988)
Most Field Goals (1) (1983-84)
Championship Rings: (2) (Detroit Pistons (1988-89 & 1989-90)

Other Points of Note:
Top Ten Finishes: Field Goals (5) (1982-83, 1983-84, 1984-86, 1986-87 & 1987-88)
Top Ten Finishes: Three Pointers Made (1) (1982-83)
Top Ten Finishes: Three Point Field Goal Percentage (1) (1981-82)
Top Ten Finishes: Free Throws (3) (1982-83, 1983-84 & 1984-85)
Top Ten Finishes: Points (5) (1982-83, 1983-84, 1984-86, 1986-87 & 1987-88)
Top Ten Finishes: Points Per Game (5) (1982-83, 1983-84, 1984-86, 1986-87 & 1987-88)

Notable All Time Rankings:

Should Mark Aguirre be in the Hall of Fame?

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Definitely put him in! - 50%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 33.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 16.7%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 0%


0 #11 Markus 2014-07-07 22:20
Gee, the guy was the second greatest player in DePaul history, 2nd best Maverick ever, 2nd best in 1981 draft (behind Thomas), but best in HS, best in College. Yes, College Hall of Fame for sure, Pro Hall of Fame yes, if Dantley, Sampson, and Richmond are 'worthy'.
0 #12 Mike Bibby 2014-10-28 16:56
Aguirre was a better player than Benard King. The Basketball HOF doesn't do a good job of considering high school, college, and the pros accomplishments of some players. If they used that criteria Aguirre is at least second ballot pick not greater than third ballot!
0 #13 Dane 2015-01-23 17:41
I'd say no. He was good, but never dominant. He was an absolute liability on defense, in fact as good as he was on offense, he was every bit as worse on D. Back in the day I remember average players like Louis Orr and Dennis Hopson having career games when Aguirre was guarding them.

If you're going to take a Dallas Maverick, take Rolondo Blackman. Blackman was a terrific 2nd option, but when Aguirre was hurt Blackman was a great 1st option. Blackman also was a terrific defensive player who made his teammates better. Blackman had more to do with the Mavs success then Aguirre.

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