A fourth round draft pick out of Norfolk State, Bobby Dandridge joined the Milwaukee Bucks in 1969. The timing was perfect. Milwaukee, an expansion franchise in only its second year of operation, also drafted UCLA’s Lew Alcindor that year. The following season, the Bucks added Oscar Robertson in order to compete for the NBA championship. The plan worked. The Bucks, led by Alcindor, Robertson, and Dandridge, won the title in 1971 in a four-game sweep of the Washington Bullets. Dandridge nearly averaged a double-double for the series. Seven years later, Bobby D was back in the NBA Finals, this time playing for the Washington Bullets in a series that would go to seven games. Dandridge averaged 20 points per contest and pulled down seven rebounds playing alongside the great Elvin Hayes and the incomparable Wes Unseld. Dandridge was a complete player, filling the small forward role in an era that was dominated by big men. The four-time NBA All-Star was named All-NBA Second Team and All-Defensive First Team in 1979.
BornNovember 15, 1947 Richmond, VA
Professional CareerMilwaukee Bucks Washington Bullets