Bob Peterson (basketball)

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Bob Peterson
Personal information
Born (1932-01-25)January 25, 1932
San Mateo, California
Died July 30, 2011(2011-07-30) (aged 79)
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school Sequoia (Redwood City, California)
College
NBA draft 1953 / Round: 3 / Pick: 17th overall
Selected by the Baltimore Bullets
Position Forward
Number 19, 9
Career history
1953 Baltimore Bullets
1953 Milwaukee Hawks
19541956 New York Knicks
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Robert "Bob" Peterson (January 25, 1932 – July 30, 2011) was an American basketball player. He played three seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA), from 1953 to 1956.

Peterson, a 6'5" forward from Sequoia High School in Redwood City, California, played collegiately for San Mateo Junior College and the University of Oregon.[1]

Following his college career, Peterson was drafted by the Baltimore Bullets in the 1953 NBA draft. He split his rookie season between the Bullets and the Milwaukee Hawks, averaging 7.5 minutes, 1.9 points and 1.5 rebounds per game in eight contests. He then signed with the New York Knicks prior to the 1954–55 NBA season, sticking with the team for two seasons. Peterson's averaged 4.7 points and 3.8 rebounds per game for his NBA career.[2]

Peterson died of cancer on July 30, 2011.

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