Bob Verga

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Bob Verga
Personal information
Born (1945-09-07) September 7, 1945 (age 69)
Neptune, New Jersey
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school St. Rose (Belmar, New Jersey)
College Duke (1964–1967)
NBA draft 1967 / Round: 3 / Pick: 25th overall
Selected by the St. Louis Hawks
Pro career 1967–1977
Position Point guard
Number 11, 27, 22, 20, 17
Career history
1967–1968 Dallas Chaparrals (ABA)
1968 Denver Rockets (ABA)
1968–1969 New York Nets (ABA)
1969–1971 Houston Mavericks / Carolina Cougars
1971–1972 Pittsburgh Condors
1973–1974 Portland Trail Blazers
1976–1977 Jersey Shore Bullets (EBA)
Career highlights and awards
Career ABA and NBA statistics
Points 6,918 (20.2 ppg)
Rebounds 1,336 (3.9 rpg)
Assists 1,004 (2.9 apg)
Stats at

Robert Bruce "Bob" Verga (born September 7, 1945) is a retired American basketball player, who played in the American Basketball Association and the National Basketball Association from 1967–1974. He was a 6'1" guard and played college basketball at Duke University.

Verga owns the Duke men's basketball record for points per game (26.7) in a single season, which he achieved in 1967.[1]

Verga was drafted by the NBA's St. Louis Hawks in the third round of the 1967 NBA Draft and by the Kentucky Colonels in the 1967 ABA Draft. Verga opted to play in the ABA and averaged 23.7 points per game in his rookie season for the Dallas Chaparrals. Verga averaged 18.8 points per game in his second ABA season, with the Houston Mavericks. Verga played the next two seasons with the Carolina Cougars, averaging 27.5 points per game during the 1969-1970 season (in which he made his only appearance in the ABA All Star Game) and 18.8 the following season. After averaging 17.5 points per game for the Pittsburgh Condors in the 1971-72 season Verga finished his career with the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers.[2]


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