Greg Dreiling

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Greg Dreiling
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Greg Dreiling
Position: Center
Height: 7'1"
Weight: 250
Nationality: American
Born: 11/07/63
Birthplace: Wichita, KS.
Draft: 2nd Round
Drafted By: Indiana Pacers
College: University of Kansas, Wichita State University
NBA Career: 1986-1997
Mavs Tenure: 1993-1994, 1996-1997

Greg Dreiling (born November 7, 1963 in Wichita, Kansas) was signed, as a free agent, by the Dallas Mavericks on November 7, 1993.

A McDonald's All-American out of Kapaun Mt. Carmel in Wichita, Dreiling began his college career at Wichita State before transferring to the University of Kansas. It was with the Jayhawks that Dreiling began to make his mark.

In his sophomore year, Dreiling led KU in blocked shots as the team won the Big 8 Championship and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The next season, he posted his best numbers averaging 13.1 points and 6.9 rebounds per game while leading the team in both blocked shots and field goal percentage. However, Kansas was again eliminated in the NCAA's second round.

As a senior, Dreiling joined forces with Danny Manning to give the Jayhawks a formidable front line. Together they tied for the team lead in field goal percentage and led KU deep into the NCAA tournament before losing to Duke in Final Four at Reunion Arena in Dallas.

For his time at Kansas, Dreiling made his mark in the record books. He still ranks sixth all-time in field goal percentage at 57.2%, is tied for ninth with Raef LaFrentz in blocked shots with 138, is 16th all-time in rebounds with 650 and 30th all-time in scoring with 1,209 points.

Dreiling was selected in the second round of the 1986 NBA draft by the Indiana Pacers where he spent the next seven seasons. His most productive season came in the 1990-1991 season when he recorded 3.5 ppg and 3.5 rpg.

The Mavericks signed the 7'1 center as a free agent on October 7, 1993. That season Dreiling appeared in 54 games, most in a back-up role, and averaged 2.4 ppg and 3.1 rpg. He left the team after the season and played the next year in Cleveland before returning for the 1996-1997 campaign. That season Dreiling saw action in 40 games for Dallas averaging 2.0 points and 1.9 rebounds pe contest.

Following his retirement, Dreiling was an advance scout and player development coach with the Mavericks.