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Oscar P. Robertson

Enshrined 1980
Charlotte, TN
Born: November 24, 1938

Biography

Oscar Robertson was one of the greatest players in history. The "Big O" could do it all. He was an unstoppable offensive player who could score from every spot on the court and in any manner he saw fit. Robertson's offensive prowess changed the point guard stereotype from simply a passer and "floor general" to a scorer and offensive weapon. His collegiate career at the University of Cincinnati (1957-60) was historic: Robertson established nineteen school and fourteen NCAA records and led the Bearcats to a 79-9 record and two straight NCAA tournament third place finishes in 1959 and 1960. Enjoying a prolific fourteen-year NBA career with the Cincinnati Royals and Milwaukee Bucks, The Big O's best statistical season came in 1961-62. Oscar averaged a triple double for the entire season, averaging 30.8 ppg, 11.4 apg and 12.5 rpg, a feat that has never been duplicated.

Career Highlights

College Player of the Year, 1958, 1959, 1960
Olympic Gold Medal, 1960
NBA Championship with Milwaukee Bucks, 1971
NBA 50th Anniversary All-Time Team, 1996