Maravich died at the age of 40 of heart failure while playing pick-up basketball Jan. 5, 1988.
The Hawks drafted Maravich with the third overall pick in the 1970 NBA Draft. He played 302 games for the Hawks and averaged 24.3 points, 5.6 assists and 4.2 rebounds in 37.2 minutes. He had a field-goal percentage of .448.
During his 10-year NBA career, he played in 658 games and averaged 24.2 points.
Maravich starred at LSU from 1968-70. He is the NCAA Division I all-time leading scorer with 3,667 points, despite playing only three seasons and in an era with no 3-point shot. He was the Division I leading scorer all three years and averaged 43.8, 44.2 and 44.5 points each season, respectively. He was the College Player of the Year in 1969 and 1970 and a three-time first-team All-American.