October 30, 1930|
September 3, 2013 82) (aged|
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||208 lb (94 kg)|
|High school||Wilbur Wright (Dayton, Ohio)|
|NBA draft||1952 / Round: 2 / Pick: 12th overall|
|Selected by the Fort Wayne Pistons|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
|Number||17, 5, 22|
|1952–1955||Fort Wayne Pistons|
|1955–1958||Rochester / Cincinnati Royals|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Points||2,338 (6.8 ppg)|
|Rebounds||1,626 (4.7 rpg)|
|Assists||433 (1.3 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Don "Monk" Meineke (October 30, 1930 – September 3, 2013) was an American professional basketball player.
Meineke averaged 20.6 points as a junior for the Dayton Flyers, helping lead the team to an NIT runner-up finish in 1951. He averaged 21.1 points per game as a senior and led the team to another second-place finish in the NIT in 1952. Meineke was an AP second-team All-American selection after his senior year.
Meineke received the National Basketball Association's first Rookie of the Year Award after the 1952–53 NBA season while playing for the Fort Wayne Pistons. Meineke led the league in personal fouls and disqualifications the same season. The 26 disqualifications he had in his first year is still the NBA single-season record. His 334 personal fouls in only 68 games gave him an average of more than 4.9 fouls per game.
- Harris, Doug (September 4, 2013), "UD legend Meineke dies", Dayton Daily News
- "Don Meineke, 82, early NBA player, Dayton hoops hero", Chicago Sun-Times, September 5, 2013
- The Official NBA Basketball Encyclopedia. Villard Books. 1994. p. 665. ISBN 0-679-43293-0.