November 15, 1947|
|Listed height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Listed weight||195 lb (88 kg)|
|College||Norfolk State (1965–1969)|
|NBA draft||1969 / Round: 4 / Pick: 45th overall|
|Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks|
|Position||Small forward / Shooting guard|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Points||15,530 (18.5 ppg)|
|Rebounds||5,715 (6.8 rpg)|
|Assists||2,846 (3.4 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Robert L. Dandridge (born November 15, 1947) is an American former professional basketball player.
Born in Richmond, Virginia, he attended Maggie L. Walker High School in Richmond and Norfolk State University, teaming up with Pee Wee Kirkland. His teams had phenomenal years. The Spartans won the CIAA title in 1968 with a 25-2 record; they lost in the second round of the NCAA Division II Men's Tournament. The next year their record was 21-4 and they lost in the first round of the D-II tournament. He was drafted by the Kentucky Colonels in the 1969 American Basketball Association draft and by the Milwaukee Bucks in the fourth round of the 1969 NBA draft.
Named to the NBA All-Rookie Team in 1970, Dandridge was also an important part of the Milwaukee Bucks team that won the NBA championship in 1971 alongside the Hall-of-Fame duo of Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) and Oscar Robertson. Dandridge is usually mentioned as one of the NBA's best forwards in the 1970s. He played a total of 13 seasons in the NBA, nine of them with the Bucks as well as four with the Washington Bullets, with whom he won an NBA championship in 1978 while forming the frontcourt with another future Hall-of-Fame duo: Elvin Hayes and Wes Unseld.
In his career, he averaged 18.5 points per game over 839 regular season games and 20 points per game in 98 playoff games and was a 4-time NBA all star. His dunk in Game 7 of the 1978 Finals sealed the Bullets championship victory.
Dandridge scored more points in the NBA Finals in the 1970s than any other player, including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. He scored a total of 450 points in four NBA Finals played, playing a total of 23 games, garnering an average of over 19 points a game, most notably scoring 109 points in the 1979 NBA Finals, which was the most on his Washington Bullets team.
In 1992, Dandridge was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.
NBA career statistics
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
|†||Denotes seasons in which Dandridge won an NBA championship|
- BasketballReference.com Bob Dandridge page Archived 2008-01-27 at the Wayback Machine.
- "Class of 1992: Bobby Dandridge". virginiasportshalloffame.com. Archived from the original on October 21, 2006. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
- Career statistics and player information from Basketball-Reference.com