John Mengelt born in LaCrosse, Wisconsin in 1949 and raised in Elwood, Indiana. Still "Mr. Basketball" to many Auburn fans. He was a 6'2" guard who rewrote much of War Eagle record book. Had six highest scoring single games and eight of top 10. Also held record for most points in season and career scoring average. Had 1,920 points in three year varsity career, players who passed him had four years. His 738 points were a season high and 28.4 average was tops. He hit 80.1% of his free throws and had 200-plus assists. Played nine years in the NBA, earned nickname "Crash" for all-out play. Was drafted by Cincinnati, later played for Detroit and Chicago. Currently living in Illinois.