1973 NBA Champion
Four time All-Star
1968 Rookie of the Year
One time All-NBA first team
Jersey retired by Washington Wizards and New York Knicks
An interesting fact about Earl 'The Pearl' Monroe is that even before he joined the NBA, he was a dominant force. He averaged 42 points per game in his senior year at Winston-Salem State University. When he came into the NBA, he immediately made his impression felt by winning Rookie of the Year and then making the All-NBA First team in his sophomore year. He capped off a memorable career by helping the New York Knicks secure one of their two titles in franchise history in the 1973 season.
Career Averages: 19 ppg, 4 apg, and 3 rpg.