|Born||November 1, 1922|
Brooklyn, New York
|Died||July 22, 1989 (aged 66)|
Staten Island, New York
|Listed height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Listed weight||175 lb (79 kg)|
|High school||Brooklyn Prep (Brooklyn, New York)|
|Number||10, 11, 17|
|1946–1947||New York Knicks|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Robert Joseph Mullens (November 1, 1922 – July 22, 1989) was an American professional basketball player. An All-American at Fordham University, Mullens played one full season in the Basketball Association of America (which merged with the National Basketball League in 1949 to create the National Basketball Association), splitting the 1946–47 season between the New York Knicks and the Toronto Huskies.
Mullens played high school basketball at Brooklyn Prep, where he was a prodigious scorer, setting the New York City Catholic League scoring mark. Upon graduation, Mullens chose hometown Fordham. At Fordham, Mullens led the Rams to the 1943 National Invitation Tournament semifinals and at the close of the season was named an All-American by Sporting News magazine and the Helms Athletic Foundation.
Mullens later was a player in the inaugural season of the BAA. He started the season with the New York Knicks, averaging 2.9 points in 26 games. He was traded to the Toronto Huskies for fellow Fordham alumnus Bob Fitzgerald on January 21, 1947. With the Huskies, he averaged 8.5 points per game in 28 contests.
BAA career statistics
|GP||Games played||FG%||Field-goal percentage|
|FT%||Free-throw percentage||APG||Assists per game|
|PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
- "Catholic Cage Mark Clipped by Bob Mullens". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. February 20, 1940. p. 10. Retrieved September 17, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "All-America Squad Emphasizes Speed, Height". El Paso Herald-Post. April 7, 1943. p. 24. Retrieved September 16, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "George Senesky of Saint Joseph's Chose Finest". Nevada Journal. April 7, 1943. p. 10. Retrieved September 17, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Bob Mullens Stats". Basketball Reference. Accessed on June 21, 2017.
- "Robert J. Mullens, 66, Ex-Bond Specialist". The New York Times. July 26, 1989. Retrieved September 17, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)