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May212012

The Hall of Fame celebrates the life and mourns the passing of Bob Boozer of the 1960 U.S. Olympic Team

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame mourns the passing of basketball great Bob Boozer.

"Bob will be remembered not only for his decorated basketball career, but as a unwavering teammate and ambassador for the game," said John L. Doleva, President & CEO of the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Boozer was a star at Kansas State where he was selected twice as an All-American before playing 11 seasons in the NBA.  He was drafted No. 1 by the Cincinnati Royals and ended his pro career as a member of the 1971 NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks.  A career highlight was being a member of the 1960 US Olympic team that won the gold medal and is still considered one of the greatest teams of all-time.  The 1960 team was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2010.