Gheorghe Dumitru Mureşan, better known as "Ghiță," is a former professional basketball player from Romania who was born on February 14, 1971. He shares the record for the tallest NBA player ever with Manute Bol at 7 feet 7 inches (2.31 m).
Mureşan, his wife Liliana, and their kids George and Victor used to live in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, but they recently moved to the Washington, D.C., suburbs. His oldest son, George, has been a walk-on forward for the Georgetown University Hoyas since the 2016–2017 season.
High school life and career
Muresan was raised in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, and then moved to Washington, DC. He attended St. Andrew's HS in Potomac, Maryland, where he played high school basketball, averaging 5.8 points per game.
He attended Universitatea Babeș-Bolyai din Cluj-Napoca, were played for the university team. In 1992, Mureşan won the national basketball championship while playing competitive basketball for Universitatea Cluj.
Élan Béarnais Pau-Orthez
During the 1992–93 season, Mureşan played professionally in the French league with Pau–Orthez and became an instant fan favorite in addition to winning the French League Cup.
Washington Bullets / Wizards
Muresan was drafted by the NBA's Washington Bullets in the 1993 draught. He played in the NBA from 1993 to 2000 and was a great player. However, his career was cut short due to a series of injuries. He had his best season from 1995 to 1996, when he averaged 14.5 points per game.
He was the NBA's Most Improved Player from 1995 to 1996, averaging 14.5 points, 9.6 rebounds, and 2.26 blocks per game.
New Jersey Nets
Muresan chose to finish his NBA career with the New Jersey Nets, where he played the final 31 games of his career.
Return to Pau-Orthez
Following the conclusion of his NBA career, Gheorghe Muresan rejoined Pau-Orthez. He won the French League while playing for Pau-Orthez before deciding to return to the United States with his family. Muresan usually wore the number 77, which corresponded to his height.
Gheorghe Muresan joined the Maryland Nighthawks on March 11, 2007, and was part of the NBA's tallest lineup. It was the only game in which Muresan was not the tallest player on his team, as Sun Mingming stands 7 feet and 9 inches tall.
During the 1995-96 when he was with Washington Bullets / Wizards, he scored his career high of 14.5.
He also had the career high rebound of 9.6 when he was a member of the Washington Bullets.
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|Born||14 February 1971 (age 51)
Tritenii de Jos, SR Romania.|
|Nationality ||Romanian |
|Listed height|| 7 ft 7 in (2.31 m) |
|Listed weight|| 303 lb (137 kg) |
| High school||St. Andrew's HS in Potomac, Maryland.|
| College|| Universitatea Babeș-Bolyai din Cluj-Napoca |
| NBA draft || 1993 / Round: 2 / Pick: 30th overall by the Washington Bullets |
| Playing Career ||1991–2001
| Position ||Center |
| Number ||77|