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Ed (Boops) Mullen

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High School Career

Marquette Career

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Ed Mullen played three years for the Marquette basketball team (1932-34), serving as co-captain of the 1933-34 squad. He was the school’s first-ever All-America pick. While at Marquette, under coach Bill Chandler, the teams Mullen played on finished with a 40-15 record including a 14-3 ledger in 1932-33. He averaged 2.3 points during the 1931-32 season and 3.2 points per game during the 1932-33 season.

Known as a defensive specialist, Mullen often drew the opposing team’s top scorer. In 1935-36, he was Marquette’s freshman basketball coach and varsity assistant. In 1974, he was a unanimous choice to the all-time Marquette team. He played for five seasons for Oshkosh All-Stars in the National Basketball League (1935-40), a forerunner of the National Basketball Association. Inducted into MU's Hall of Fame in 1974.

Accolades

  • 1933-34 Chuck Taylor Converse First-Team All-American

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