ARUBA (WZZM) - The Atlanta Journal Constitution and the Aruba Herald are reporting the drowning death of a former Central Michigan University basketball star and Hawks All-star.
Dan Roundfield drowned yesterday off the coast of Aruba while assisting his wife who was struggling in the water. She was able to make it to shore, but his body was found under some rocks about an hour later.
Roundfield, 59, played six seasons for the Hawks from 1978-79 to 1983-84. He was named to All-Star teams in 1980, '81 and '82 and was second-team All-NBA in 1979-80. Roundfield also was voted to the All-Defensive team in five of his 12 NBA seasons.
Roundfield was taken in the second round of the 1975 draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers after the Detroit native starred at Central Michigan University. The Hawks signed Roundfield as a free agent before the 1978-79 season. In the summer of 1984 Atlanta traded Roundfield to the Pistons for Cliff Levingston, Antoine Carr and two draft picks.
Atlanta Journal Constitution/Aruba Herald