Bob Quick (basketball)
March 5, 1946 |
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||215 lb (98 kg)|
|High school||Hughes Center
|NBA draft||1968 / Round: 2 / Pick: 18th overall|
|Selected by the Baltimore Bullets|
|Position||Small forward / Shooting guard|
|Career NBA and ABA statistics|
|Points||848 (6.0 ppg)|
|Rebounds||395 (2.8 rpg)|
|Assists||94 (0.7 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
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.
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.
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).
He was inducted into the Xavier University Hall of Fame in 1982.
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.
A knee injury ended his career.
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.