Bob Greacen

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Bob Greacen
Personal information
Born (1947-09-15) September 15, 1947 (age 69)
Merchantville, New Jersey
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 206 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school Merchantville
(Merchantville, New Jersey)
College Rutgers (1966–1969)
NBA draft 1969 / Round: 2 / Pick: 17th overall
Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks
Playing career 1969–1972
Position Small forward
Number 18, 14
Career history
19691971 Milwaukee Bucks
1971 New York Nets (ABA)
1971–1972 Trenton Pat Pavers (EBA)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Robert Alexander Greacen (born September 15, 1947) is an American former professional basketball player.

He grew up in Merchantville, New Jersey, where he played high school basketball for Merchantville High School and helped lead Merchantville to the NJSIAA Group II state championship in 1965.[1]

In Greacen's three varsity seasons with Rutgers University, he scored 1,154 points. As a sophomore in 1967 he teamed with fellow Rutgers Hall of Famers Bob Lloyd and Jim Valvano to lead the team to a 22-7 record and the first-ever post-season appearance in Rutgers' basketball history. The Scarlet Knights finished third in the 1967 NIT.

A 6'7" forward, Greacen was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in the second round of the 1969 NBA draft and by the Miami Floridians in the 1969 ABA draft.

Greacen played two seasons (1969–1971) in the National Basketball Association as a member of the Milwaukee Bucks. He averaged 2.6 points per game in his career and was a member of the Bucks NBA championship team in 1971.

He later briefly played for the New York Nets of the American Basketball Association.

He was a history teacher at Parkland High School in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where he retired in 2009.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Williams, Andre. "At 50, Ex-buck Greacen Is Still A Gym Rat", The Morning Call, March 20, 1998. Accessed December 24, 2015. "'I was a typical suburban kid,' said the 50-year-old Greacen, who grew up in South New Jersey and attended the now-defunct Merchantville High."

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