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Basketball player Bob Boozer, 75, dies

OMAHA, Neb. -- Bob Boozer, a member of the dominating 1960 Olympic basketball team who went on to star in the NBA, has died of a brain aneurysm. He was 75.

Ella Boozer said Sunday that her husband died Saturday afternoon at an Omaha hospital.

Boozer was a two-time All-American at Kansas State in 1958-59 and played 11 years in the NBA after the Cincinnati Royals drafted him No. 1 overall. The 6-foot-8 forward retired after winning the 1971 NBA championship with the Milwaukee Bucks.

After playing on the Olympic team, he went on to average 14.8 points and 8.1 rebounds for six professional teams.

He averaged 25.2 points a game as a college senior, second in school history to Michael Beasley's 26.2 points in 2007-08.


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