Dolph Pulliam

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Adolphus "Dolph" Pulliam (born March 14, 1946 in West Point, Mississippi) is a former American basketball player. He played collegiately at Drake University. He was named to Drake University's All-Century basketball team. He helped lead the Drake men's basketball team to the 1969 Final Four and a third-place finish. On 7 February 2009, Drake University retired Pulliam's #5 jersey that he wore for the Bulldogs.[1]

He previously served the color analyst along with Larry Cotlar on KRNT radio, the home of Drake Bulldogs basketball, and as Director of Community Outreach and Development at Drake University. He was drafted by the Boston Celtics in the 6th round (80th overall) of the 1969 NBA Draft. Dolph decided to take a job at Drake instead of becoming a professional athlete. He was also drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL Draft. Dolph was born in West Point, Mississippi and grew up in Gary, Indiana. He holds a B.A. in Speech, with a minor in Radio/TV Broadcasting. His parents were murdered when he was a child. He was also the first African-American television broadcaster in the state of Iowa. Pulliam retired from Drake University effective May 31, 2013.[2]


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