Bob Schafer

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Bob Schafer
Personal information
Born (1933-03-29)March 29, 1933
Died February 15, 2005(2005-02-15) (aged 71)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school Roman Catholic
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
College Villanova (1952–1955)
NBA draft 1955 / Round: 3 / Pick: 17th overall
Selected by the Philadelphia Warriors
Playing career 1955–1956
Position Guard
Number 25, 7, 27, 3
Career history
1955 Philadelphia Warriors
1955–1956 St. Louis Hawks
1956–1957 Syracuse Nationals
Career NBA statistics
Points 273
Rebounds 82
Assists 68
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Robert Thomas Schafer (March 29, 1933 – February 15, 2005[1]) is a retired American basketball player.[2] The 6' 3" guard out of Roman Catholic High School in Philadelphia played college basketball for Villanova University[3] from 1952 to 1955. Schafer was the first Villanova player to score 2000 points. Schafer earned All-America honors in 1954.

In 1951, during his college career, Schafer was forcefully approached by three men who tried to intimidate him into throwing some games. He rejected their advances and reported the matter to the FBI.[4]

Schafer played professional basketball for the NBA's St. Louis Hawks in 1955–56, and for the Syracuse Nationals in 1956–57.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "U.S. Social Security Death Index for Robert T Schafer". Retrieved 2011-05-10. 
  2. ^ "Bob Schafer". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-12-25. 
  3. ^ UPenn.edu retrieved 26th Sept 2011
  4. ^ Google books, Charley Rosen Scandals of '51: How the Gamblers Almost Killed College Basketball retrieved 26th September 2011