College and NBA all-time greats
The chant by basketball fans at West Virginia University during the late 1950s was “who’s the best, its Jerry West!” the basketball All-American, known as Zeke from Cabin Creek, was as quick as a cat, and he had a deadly 12 to 18-foot jumpshot. West, a two-time All-American selection was voted the outstanding player in the NCAA Tournament in 1959. He played for the Los Angeles Lakers from 1961 to 1974, finishing his career with a 27 point average and 2435 assists. West set a single-season free throw record in 1966 when he sank 840 shots from the line. He was a superb clutch player who consistently delivered at crunch-time. West is the NBA logo. Oscar Robertson of the University of Cincinnati became the first sophomore to be named College Basketball Player of the Year in 1958. The Big “O” played his high school ball at the all-black Crispus Attucks High School in Indianapolis , Indiana, and they won two state championships. He played pro ball for 14 years, ten of them with the Cincinnati Royals. Robertson averaged 25.7 points per game during his pro career, and he led the league in assists from 1964 through 1966, 1968, and 1969. His career assist total was 9,887. Robertson was as smooth as silk, and he wasted very little motion. He quietly had big point productions.
Mikey picks the “Big O”. who do you pick!