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    UL Basketball Athlete 1969-73 Dwight Bo Lamar

  2. All-American three times at Louisiana, between 69-73.
  3. For his career, he averaged 31.2 points a game.
  4. His career point total of 3,493 points, is second alltime in NCAA basketball.
  5. As a sophomore, he led the nation's college division teams in scoring with a 36.0 average.
  6. As a junior Bo led the country's university division with a 36.3 average.
  7. Bo Lamar led the University of Louisiana (USL) to a 74-13 record in his three final seasons.
  8. Dwight went on to star in the ABA, and NBA.


    Dwight "Bo" Lamar is truly on of Louisiana's alltime greats.


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    Dwight "Bo" Lamar

    YEARG playedFG madeFG att.FG %FT madeFT att.FT %PointsAve. points
    1969-7026253608.41681107.75758722.58
    1970-7129424910.466196261.751104436
    1971-7229429949.452196268.731105436.35
    1972-7328339741.457130166.78380828.86
    Grand Total11214453208 603802 3493 
              
    Average per year28361.25802.45150.75200.5.752873.2531.19
    Average per game 12.928.64.455.3847.161.75231.1931.19

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    Dwight "Bo" Lamar in flight during the 1969-70 season.

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    A Dwight "Bo" Lamar outside shot during the 1970-71 season.

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    Bo with an -impossible to defend- outside hook shot.

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    From the land Dwight thrived in, that came to be know as 3 point land.

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    I just did some calculations from Bo's stats above, and if we only give him credit that 30% of his shots were from 3-point land, then he'd have at least 4000 career points.

    Just a thought.


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    was UL in division IA at that time? I was too young to ever have even heard of Bo Lamar, but did he make it to the NBA?


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    Originally posted by manizzle
    was UL in division IA at that time? I was too young to ever have even heard of Bo Lamar, but did he make it to the NBA?
    Yes and yes, but the D1 designation didn't start till the 1973-74 season. Prior to that UL was in a classification called Univrsity Division.

    When D1 came along, Dwight was already in the ABA.

    Louisiana made the move to what was then known as "major college" during Dwight "Bo" Lamar's career at UL. After the UL move in 1971-1972 Louisiana was the nation's ninth-ranked major college team.

    At a special NCAA convention on August 1, 1973, (after Bo) all major college schools were reclassified as Division 1

    Bo averaged 29.2 points in six NCAA major/D1 Tournament games in 1972 and 1973 (3-3 record). He was the high scorer in all six games.

    Dwight played in the Pro's mostly in the ABA and did play for the NBA Lakers, but for some reason never really took off.

    Prior to moving the NBA Julius Irving was a contemporary of Dwight's in the ABA. Here is a nice comparison to show he was productive as a pro. In the 1974 ABA playoffs Dwight Bo Lamar averaged 34.5 points per game. Julius Irving averaged 33 points.

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    I played for LSUNO {University of New Orleans} in 1971 and we played Bo in the NCAA regionals and got beat, I believe, 114-107. I do know we held Bo to around 40 plus points. He was way ahead of his time. It was magic to watch. We had our All American in Butch Webster, but Bo was better. Don't worry, I'm not a trader. My nephew, Kyle Plouhar will be number 74 on ULL's football team. My teammate Teddy Harrell and I [Mike McFaddin] actually bought Bo a drink in a nightclub after the game. Teddy and I were pretty much bench warmers and saw alot of great players that year. 1971 we were ranked number 1 in the state the day we drove to Lafayette to see the great Bo Lammar.


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    Quote Originally Posted by twolinepass55
    _ I played for LSUNO {University of New Orleans} in 1971 and we played Bo in the NCAA regionals and got beat,I believe, 114-107. I do know we held Bo to around 40 plus points. He was way ahead of his time. It was magic to watch. We had our All American in Butch Webster, but Bo was better. Don't worry, I'm not a trader. My nephew, Kyle Plouhar will be number 74 on UL's football team. My teammate Teddy Harrell and I [Mike McFaddin] actually bought Bo a drink in a nightclub after the game. Teddy and I were pretty much bench warmers and saw alot of great players that year. 1971 we were ranked number 1 in the state the day we drove to Lafayette to see the great Bo Lammar. _
    Gotta love those shorts you guys wore back then.


    PS You guys also played Latech in a consolation game at the regional. Do you recall Latech's big star at the time?

    Bonus Question - Name the big star for Tennessee State, the fourth team, in that regional.


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    Quote Originally Posted by twolinepass55
    I played for LSUNO {University of New Orleans} in 1971 and we played Bo in the NCAA regionals and got beat,I believe, 114-107. I do know we held Bo to around 40 plus points. He was way ahead of his time. It was magic to watch. We had our All American in Butch Webster, but Bo was better. Don't worry, I'm not a trader. My nephew, Kyle Plouhar will be number 74 on UL's football team. My teammate Teddy Harrell and I [Mike McFaddin] actually bought Bo a drink in a nightclub after the game. Teddy and I were pretty much bench warmers and saw alot of great players that year. 1971 we were ranked number 1 in the state the day we drove to Lafayette to see the great Bo Lammar.
    Awesome! We'll need to hook up this year for some home games. MissingMandy will know where to find us. It would be great to hear some of those stories.
    I was a young lad, but old cats like you and Destin can talk about the good old days! I did catch Blackham in its twilight years, and it was some kind of amazing....I cant imagine how it rocked when Bo and the boys played there!

    Make sure your sister sends you some Cajun gear!

    Z

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    Dwight Bo Lamar is still tied for second in most shots attempted category.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DestinCajun View Post
    _ Gotta love those shorts you guys wore back then.


    PS You guys also played Latech in a consolation game at the regional. Do you recall Latech's big star at the time?

    Bonus Question - Name the big star for Tennessee State, the fourth team, in that regional.

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    La Tech--Mile Green???? and Tenn State---Knowe Klue(foreign guy)!!!!lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by manizzle View Post
    _ was UL in division IA at that time? I was too young to ever have even heard of Bo Lamar, but did he make it to the NBA? _
    I believe by his senior year, the NCAA had granted them DIV I status (if I recall), it could have been at his junior year mark......he played out his final season with the Lakers, getting about 15 minutes a game I think, all prior seasons were with the ABA

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