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Oscar Robertson


ABOUT

Full NameOscar Palmer Robertson

BornNovember 24, 1938

Height6 ft 5 in

NationalityAmerican

RolePoint Guard

ABOUT

Oscar Palmer Robertson is an American retired professional basketball player who played for the Cincinnati Royals and Milwaukee Bucks. The 6 ft 5 in Robertson played as a point guard and was a 12-time All-Star, He was named in the All-NBA team 11 times, and one-time winner of the MVP award in 14 professional seasons. In 1962, he became the first player in NBA history to average a triple-double for a season, He was a key member of the Bucks team that won their only NBA title in 1971.


Robertson played college basketball for the University of Cincinnati for 3 years and was chosen College Player of the Year on all 3 years, he broke many NCAA records in his NCAA career. He also led the NCAA in scoring in all his 3 years of college basketball.


He was drafted by the Cincinnati Royals as a territorial pick, In his rookie season, Robertson averaged 30.5 points, 10.1 rebounds and 9.7 assists (leading the league), He was named as the NBA Rookie of the Year and was selected in the All-NBA first team. He was also the 1961 All-Star game MVP.


In the 1961–62 season, Robertson became the first player in NBA history to average a triple-double for an entire season, he established himself as one of the greatest players of his generation, In the 1963-64 season, Robertson won his first MVP award, Robertson averaged a triple-double in his first 5 years in the NBA.


Before the start of the 1970-71 Robertson was traded in a shocking deal to the Milwaukee Bucks, Robertson won his first and only NBA championship in his first year with the Bucks.


He won a gold medal with Team USA at the 1960 Rome Olympic games.



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