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Robert A. McAdoo

Enshrined 2000
Greensboro, NC
Born: September 25, 1951

Biography

With a quiet demeanor that masked a potent arsenal of offensive moves including bank shots, turnaround jump shots, and post moves, Bob McAdoo was one of basketball's greatest scoring center/forwards. Before his professional career, McAdoo was a two-time All-America at Vincennes Junior College. At the University of North Carolina, McAdoo averaged 19.5 ppg and was named an All-America and MVP of the ACC tournament in 1971-72. A three-time NBA scoring leader, McAdoo was the 1973 Rookie of the Year and the 1975 NBA MVP playing for the Buffalo Braves. During his fourteen-year NBA career with seven teams, McAdoo scored 18,787 points and averaged 20 points or more in seven seasons. McAdoo took his offensive repertoire to the Los Angeles Lakers and became a key member of two championship teams. After his NBA years McAdoo played in Italy for seven productive seasons where he remains a legend.

Career Highlights

Junior College National Championship with Vincennes, 1970
NCAA Final Four with North Carolina, 1972
NBA MVP, 1975
NBA championships with Los Angeles Lakers, 1982, 1985