Nebraska Gov. "You couldn't block his shot," Love said. 1 pick in the 1959 NBA draft after he earned All-America honors his junior and senior seasons at Kansas State. In the fall of 1960, Boozer joined the Royals with Olympic teammate Oscar Robertson. In case you didn’t know, Boozer is a Wildcat… He was just a pleasure to be around.". Carlos Boozer father. Boozer was a member of the 1960 United States men's Olympic basketball team, which was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame as a unit in 2010. His friends and family remember him more for his humility and service to others. He played with Robertson and Lew Alcindor while winning the 1971 title with the Bucks. He died early on the morning of … Boozer delayed entering the NBA for a year so he could retain his amateur status for the Olympics. He was appointed to the Nebraska Parole Board in the 1990s and volunteered at Boys Town, the home for troubled youth. -- Bob Boozer was a star in college, an Olympic gold medalist and an 11-year professional who finished his playing career with an NBA championship. One of his great joys was playing with Jerry West, Oscar Robertson and Jerry Lucas on the gold medal-winning 1960 Olympic team. Omahan Bob Boozer chartered a bus to Manhattan for a February 5 engagement with immortality. Carlos Austin Boozer Jr. (born November 20, 1981) is an American former professional basketball player. Wikipedia has Carlos born on a military base in W. Germany and growing up in Alaska, and there is no mention of a relationship to Bob Boozer. Boozer worked on a number of educational programs with Heineman's wife, Sally Ganem. Big Eight Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year, 1960 United States men's Olympic basketball team, "Bob Gibson, Bob Boozer: mutual champs of Omaha", "Omaha's Bob Boozer left mark on basketball greats", "Bob Boozer put his NBA dreams on hold to play for a dream team", "1960 CATERPILLAR BASKETBALL Greater Peoria Sports Hall Of Fame", "Bob Boozer, a 1960 Olympian, Is Dead at 75", "Ex-NBA great Bob Boozer dies at age 75; helped lead star-studded 1960 US Olympic team to gold", 1958 NCAA Men's Basketball Consensus All-Americans, 1959 NCAA Men's Basketball Consensus All-Americans, 1960 Amateur Athletic Union Men's Basketball All-Americans, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Bob_Boozer&oldid=964133205, All-American college men's basketball players, Basketball players at the 1958 NCAA Men's Division I Final Four, Basketball players at the 1959 Pan American Games, Basketball players at the 1960 Summer Olympics, Kansas State Wildcats men's basketball players, National Basketball Association All-Stars, Olympic gold medalists for the United States in basketball, Pan American Games gold medalists for the United States, Pan American Games medalists in basketball, United States men's national basketball team players, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Career statistics and player information from, This page was last edited on 23 June 2020, at 19:38. Boozer, 72, died in the Community Hospital at Tupelo after being in failing health for several years. Carlos Boozer mother. "We came from the same type of background and just hit it off. Boozer flourished in his first year with Chicago, averaging 18.0 points and 8.5 rebounds and leading the young franchise into the playoffs. Boozer was born and raised in North Omaha, Nebraska, and graduated from Tech High in Omaha. Born and raised in Omaha, Boozer became one of the greatest players ever at Kansas State. (AP) — Bob Boozer was a star in college, an Olympic gold medalist and an 11-year professional who finished his playing career with an NBA championship. After one season in Los Angeles, where he played a supporting role amid players like Jerry West and Elgin Baylor, Boozer was selected by the Chicago Bulls in the 1966 NBA Expansion draft. One of his teammates was future Baseball Hall-of-Famer Bob Gibson. Boozer was selected by the Chicago Bulls in the 1966 NBA Expansion draft. The star-studded squad won eight games by an average of 42.4 points, and 10 of the players reached the NBA. Boozer and his teammates on the 1960 Olympic team were inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010. "We had so many shooters on the Olympic team that he didn't get to shoot it like he did in college," Robertson said.