Ariel Leishman Maughan (April 26, 1923 – August 4, 1997) was an American professional basketball player. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, Maughan attended Utah State University and started his professional career in the Basketball Association of America in 1946, his career lasted five seasons and he played for four teams. Most of his points came from under the basket, although he received the nickname "Ace" for his shooting ability. He was also well known for being able to leap high enough to drop in the basketball with his hands above the rim. Maughan ended his career with 2,046 points in 259 games (7.9 ppg). Ariel Maughan died on August 4, 1997 at the age of 74.
Ariel Maughan's great great grandfather was Peter Maughan.
By Dean Hanley
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