Don Boven used to play in the position of Forward-Guard. He had a height of 6 feet 4 inches and weight of 210 lbs. During his career, he was offered jersey no. 12, 18 and 13. In the 1949-50 season, he was a member of Waterloo Hawks. He belonged to the Milwaukee Hawks in the 1951-52 season. He played for Fort Wayne Pistons in the 1952-53 season.
Boven was a student of Kalamazoo Central High School in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Further, he attended Western Michigan University. During the 1949 BAA (Basketball Association of America) draft, he was selected by Indianapolis Olympians in the 6th round. The maximum number of points accumulated by Boven in a single season is 656, which he collected in two seasons – 1949-50 and 1951-52. In the earlier season, he had a field goal percentage of 0.373 and free throw percentage of 0.688. In the latter season, his field goal percentage was 0.299 and free throw percentage was 0.731.
Boven appeared in 195 games in the NBA, wherein he received 3355 playing minutes. He made 1653 field goal attempts out of which there were 561 field goals resulting in a field goal percentage of 0.339. There were 641 free throws out of 908 free throw attempts and the corresponding free throw percentage was 0.706. He has accrued 553 rebounds, 393 assists, 753 personal fouls and 1763 points.