Bob Quick (basketball)

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Bob Quick
Personal information
Born (1946-03-05) March 5, 1946 (age 71)
Thornton, Mississippi
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school Hughes Center
(Cincinnati, Ohio)
College Xavier (1965–1968)
NBA draft 1968 / Round: 2 / Pick: 18th overall
Selected by the Baltimore Bullets
Playing career 1968–1972
Position Small forward / Shooting guard
Number 15, 14
Career history
19681970 Baltimore Bullets
1970 Sunbury Mercuries
19701971 Detroit Pistons
1971–1972 Dallas Chaparrals
Career NBA and ABA statistics
Points 848 (6.0 ppg)
Rebounds 395 (2.8 rpg)
Assists 94 (0.7 apg)
Stats at

Robert L. "Bob" Quick (born March 5, 1946) is a retired American National Basketball Association and American Basketball Association player.

Born in Thornton, Mississippi, Quick grew up in Cincinnati and attended Hughes Center High School. In 2006, the Cincinnati Enquirer ranked Quick #49 in its Top 100 all-time Greater Cincinnati high school players.[1]

Quick played college basketball at Xavier University in Cincinnati.

The 6-foot-5 (196 cm) forward was Xavier's MVP for all three of his varsity seasons with the Musketeers. He scored 1,636 career points and had 939 career rebounds. Quick was consistent throughout his college career, averaging 20.0 points per game as a sophomore, 19.3 as a junior, and 23.7 as a senior. He also led the team in rebounding twice, averaging 11.6 per game as a sophomore and 14.0 as a senior.

He had his best season as a senior, averaging team highs of 23.7 points and 14.0 rebounds. He made a school record 22 free throws of a school record 24 attempts en route to a career high 40 points against Marquette University on February 26, 1968. That was one of seven 30-point games his senior season. He was named Honorable Mention All-America by the Associated Press.[2]

Quick set then-school records for most free throws made in a season (179) and a career (428) as well as most free throws attempted in a season (251) and a career (600).[3]

He was inducted into the Xavier University Hall of Fame in 1982.[3]

Quick was selected by the Baltimore Bullets in the second round (18th overall) of the 1968 NBA draft.

Quick played four seasons in the NBA from 1968–69 to 1971–72 with the Bullets and Detroit Pistons. On February 1, 1970 he was traded to the Detroit Pistons. His most productive season was the next season, 1970–71 with the Pistons, averaging 8.0 points and 4.1 rebounds per game. He averaged 6.0 points and 2.8 rebounds for his NBA career.

In 1971–72, he also played in the ABA for the Dallas Chaparrals, averaging 4.3 points and 2.3 points.[4]

A knee injury ended his career.[5]

After basketball, he worked in marketing and advertising, founding Chromagraphics Inc., ultimately growing the Detroit-based company into a million-dollar enterprise.

In 1996, Quick left advertising and moved to Florida. He later worked as a sales consultant for a Cincinnati auto dealer.[5]


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