Bobby Lewis (basketball, born 1945)

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Bob Lewis
Personal information
Born (1945-03-20) March 20, 1945 (age 71)
Washington, D.C.
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High school St. John's (Washington, D.C.)
College North Carolina (1964–1967)
NBA draft 1967 / Round: 4 / Pick: 39th overall
Selected by the San Francisco Warriors
Playing career 1967–1971
Position Guard
Number 15, 5
Career history
19671970 San Francisco Warriors
1970–1971 Cleveland Cavaliers
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 1,481 (5.8 ppg)
Rebounds 533 (2.1 rpg)
Assists 555 (2.2 apg)
Stats at

Robert Franklin Lewis (born March 20, 1945) is a retired American basketball player.

Lewis grew up in Northwest Washington, D.C. and developed a lot of his skills at the Jelleff's Boys Club in Georgetown,under the tutelage of Joe Branzell.

He played in high school at DC's St. John's College High School, playing for coach Joe Gallagher.

In his junior year, Lewis averaged 25.4 ppg, scoring a season high 40 vs the Georgetown frosh, and was named first team All Met.

In his Sr year, Lewis was the Daily News SSA Player of the Year, named first team All Met for the second year in a row, and capped it off with an appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show as a Parade Magazine All-American for 1963.[1]

He then played for Dean Smith at the University of North Carolina, where he played an integral role on the 1967 ACC Champion and Final Four team. He averaged 27.4 points per game in 1966, the second-highest single-season average in UNC history. On December 16, 1965, he scored 49 points against Florida State, the most ever for a UNC player. He currently ranks tenth all time in scoring at UNC with 1,836 career points.

He was an All-ACC and All-America selection in 1966 and 1967. Because of his national accolades, Lewis' number 22 was honored by the University of North Carolina and currently hangs in the rafters of the Dean Smith Center.

He was selected by the San Francisco Warriors in the 4th round (39th pick overall) of the 1967 NBA draft. He was also selected by the Anaheim Amigos in the 1967 ABA Draft.[2]

He played for the Warriors in the NBA for three seasons and with the Cleveland Cavaliers for one. During his professional career, he averaged 5.8 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 2.2 assists per game.

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  1. ^ "The All-America high school team". The Independent Star-News. March 31, 1963. p. 115. Retrieved July 10, 2016 – via  open access publication - free to read
  2. ^ 1967 ABA Draft at

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