Kansas State Basketball Great Bob Boozer Passed Away On Saturday

Kansas State basketball lost a family member on Saturday when former Wildcats star, NBA great and 1960 Olympian Bob Boozer passed away because of a brain aneurysm. Boozer was 75 years old and became ill on Friday according to his wife.

Boozer was a two-time All-American at Kansas State and was drafted No. 1 overall by the Cincinnati Royals. He played 11 years in the NBA and retired in 1971 after capturing an NBA Championship with the Milwaukee Bucks and finished his career with 14.8 points and 8.1 rebounds for his career. Boozer made his only All-Star appearance in 1968 when he was playing for the Bulls.

Boozer was a part of the 1960 Olympic team that included Jerry West, Jerry Lucas and Oscar Robertson. That team won eight games in Olympic competition by an average margin of victory of 42.4 points. The entire team was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010 and could have been the original Dream Team.

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