Noted for his aggressive rebounding, John Drew was a NBA All-Star Game forward as well as a long-time fans favorite in Atlanta. He knew how to position himself and was tough enough to battle opposing players for rebounds and was among the top 70% of NBA players in rebounds in most years. A well-balanced basketball player, John Drew collected a whooping total of over 5,000 rebounds and scored over 15,000 career points.
As a rookie in 1974-1975 John Drew led all NBA players with 357 offensive rebounds. A team-leader in scoring, the 6-ft 6-inch forward averaged at least 16 points per game in every one of his 11 NBA seasons, 1974-1975 thru 1984-1985. As a fact, John Drew scored over 20 points per game average six times and compiled a lofty 20.7 ppg career average.
John Drew career stats: 15291 points scored in 739 games, 5481 FGM, 11658 FGA, a .470 pct, 4319 FTM, 5774 FTA, .748 pct, 2158 ORB, 2930 DRB, 5088 TRB, 6.9 rpg, 2641 Fouls, 85 Disqualifications (DQ) led the NBA with 19 DQ in 1978-1979.
John Drew scored 405 points, a 14.0 ppg in 29 playoff games, spanning 5 NBA postseasons... Atlanta Hawks 1977-1978, 1979-1980, 1981-1982... Utah Jazz 1983-1984... NBA History by staff @ sportshistorian.com