Oscar Robertson

Oscar Robertson played for UC from 1957-1960. In just 3 years, the "Big O" established himself as arguably the best college basketball player of all time. He tallied over 30 ppg and 15 rpg in his college career, which was previously unheard of. The Big O is probably most known for his completely one-handed jump shot that led him to be an excellent free throw shooter. Robertson also played in the NBA for 14 seasons, being the first ever player to average a triple double in season. This feat is utterly ridiculous, as it is highlighted on sports programs when a player today is able to achieve a triple double in just one game.

Statistics

SEASON MP FG% FTM FT% REB AST PTS
1957-1958
38.8
57.1
280
78.9
15.2
NA
35.1
1958-1959
39.1
50.9
316
79.4
16.3
6.9
32.6
1959-1960
38.5
52.6
273
75.6
14.1
7.3
33.7

Accomplishments

Missouri-Valley Conference 1st Team and MVP in all three years he played

National Player of the Year and Consensus 1st Team All-American all three years

Oscar Robertson Award named after him

Holds the UC records for field goals in a season, career field goals, free throws in a season, career free throws, points in a season, career points, rebounds in a season, career rebounds, and assists in a season

Drafted 1st overall in the NBA draft

Elected to the College Basketball Hall of Fame

Elected to the National Basketball Hall of Fame

Highlights

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