Bob Portman

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Bob Portman
Personal information
Born (1947-03-22) March 22, 1947 (age 70)
San Francisco, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school St. Ignatius College Preparatory
(San Francisco, California)
College Creighton (1966–1969)
NBA draft 1969 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7th overall
Selected by the San Francisco Warriors
Playing career 1969–1973
Position Small forward
Number 33
Career history
19691973 San Francisco / Golden State Warriors
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 1,254 (5.7 ppg)
Rebounds 729 (3.3 rpg)
Assists 128 (0.6 apg)
Stats at

Robert M. "Bob" Portman (born March 22, 1947) is an American former professional basketball player. At 6'6" and 200 lb. he was positioned as a forward.

Portman attended Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, and played for three seasons (1966–1969). He left Creighton as the school's all-time leading scorer, a mark that stood for 22 seasons. Portman still holds the Creighton men's basketball single-game record for points scored in a game, 51 points against the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee on December 16, 1967. Portman also holds the record for most points in a single season, 738 points during the 1967–1968 season, for an average of 29.5 points per game, also still a Creighton Bluejays school record. His brother Tom played basketball at Loyola Marymount University and his brother Bill played basketball at Gonzaga University. [1][permanent dead link]

Portman played college basketball in an era where the NCAA did not allow college freshman to play on the varsity team. Thus, Portman played only three full seasons for the Creighton Bluejays, finishing 1,876 total points. Had Portman been able to play on the varsity squad, he most certainly would still be the school's all-time leading scorer. This feat is remarkable in another sense because Portman also played in the era of basketball where the three-point line was non-existent.

Portman was selected by the Denver Rockets in the 1969 American Basketball Association Draft, and with the 7th overall pick in the 1969 NBA draft by the San Francisco Warriors. He never played in the ABA but played four seasons with the Warriors and retired from the league in 1973.

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