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ProHoopsHistory HOF: Jack Twyman

Jack Twyman was a man with a soft touch and a soft heart. He is most famous for caring after his Royals’ teammate Maurice Stokes who was paralyzed by an on-court accident. For over a decade Twyman helped raise funds

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Pro Hoops History HOF: Oscar Robertson

The best way to describe Oscar Robertson’s playing style is inexorable. Inexorably he would wear down and beat up opposing guards with his sheer size. Standing 6’5″ tall and weighing a good 220 lbs, Oscar was easily the biggest point

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Pro Hoops History HOF: Nate “Tiny” Archibald

A playground legend on the streets of New York City. A rookie sensation in Cincinnati. A bona fide superstar in Kansas City (and Omaha). A failure back New York. A reclamation and redemption in Boston. Nathaniel “Tiny” Archibald lived quite

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ProHoopsHistory HOF: Maurice Stokes

Although he played a career that lasted just three seasons, Maurice Stokes left us a surefire Hall of Fame career with the Rochester and Cincinnati Royals. To begin appreciating Maurice, consider how many players have averaged over 15 points, 15

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Pro Hoops History HOF: Jerry Lucas

Jerry Lucas was an outstanding player. He had a good scoring touch, could tighten up his belt on defense, but what he’s known best for is rebounding. Rather than mince words, let’s let Lucas and his old teammate Wayne Embry

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The Lowdown: Jack Twyman

Years Active: 1956 – 1966 Regular Season Stats: 823 games, 31.8 mpg 19.2 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 2.3 apg, 45% FG, 77.8% FT Postseason Stats: 34 games, 32.2 mpg 18.3 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 1.8 apg, 44.1% FG, 82.4% FT Accolades: 2x

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The Lowdown: Bob Boozer

Years Active: 1961 – 1971 Regular Season Stats: 874 games, 29.2 mpg 14.8 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 1.4 apg, 46.2% FG, 76.1% FT Postseason Stats: 48 games, 26.7 mpg 11.6 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 1.2 apg, 46.7% FG, 73.9% FT Accolades: NBA

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Oscar Robertson’s Triple-Double Season

“Looking back, I never fully realized what he was doing,” [Jack] Twyman said.”It was not called a triple-double. We just went out every night trying to win. I don’t think Oscar or anyone really worried about statistics.” – Via “Unnoticed

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The Lowdown: Maurice Stokes

Years Active: 1956 – 1958 Regular Season Stats: 202 games, 37.3 mpg 16.4 ppg, 17.3 rpg, 5.3 apg, 35.1% FG, 69.8% FT Postseason Stats: 1 game, 39 mpg 12 ppg, 15 rpg, 2 apg, 25% FG, 85.7% FT Accolades: 3x

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