February 25, 2012; Manhattan, KS, USA; Kansas State Wildcats and Iowa State Cyclones warm up before the game at Fred Bramlage Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE

Kansas State Basketball Great Bob Boozer Passed Away On Saturday

One of the best basketball players in K-State history passed away this weekend at the age of 75.

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Bob Boozer Passing: Bruce Weber, John Currie Make Statements On Kansas State Great

Bob Boozer is perhaps the greatest men's basketball player in the history of Kansas State athletics. It's not surprising, then, that so many are lamenting the loss of the legend after hearing news of his passing over the weekend. While several have already made statements, new head coach Bruce Weber also recently joined those in remembrance with a word of his own.

"I join K-Staters around the world in mourning the passing of Bob Boozer," said K-State head coach Bruce Weber. "Although I'm just getting to know the rich history of our basketball program, the name Bob Boozer resonates throughout the history of basketball. He was not only a two-time consensus All-American at K-State, but also part of one of the greatest Olympic teams in history. He will be greatly missed by our basketball program. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time."

John Currie, the university's athletic director, also made comments.

"Bob Boozer is a K-State legend and one of the greatest basketball players to ever wear a K-State uniform," said Athletics Director John Currie. "I enjoyed getting to know Bob and appreciate all that he did for Kansas State University. He will be missed, and our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the Boozer family as we mourn his loss."

Boozer died at the age of 75.

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