2014 GCBLA INDUCTEE

COLUMBUS, OHIO


Category: PLAYER

Recognition

Dwight (Bo) Lamar was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio and graduated from Columbus East High School where he led the Tigers to a state championship in 1968 and then the University of Southwestern Louisiana, now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. At Southwestern Louisiana, he was a three-time collegiate All-American between 1969- 1973. During his college career he averaged 31.2 points a game, a point total of 3,493 points, which remains among the top ranks of NCAA basketball records. He is known for his extremely high long-range shot that some coaches’ say dusted the rafters. Lamar was a third-round pick by the Detroit Pistons in the 1973 NBA Draft. He played for three American Basketball Association teams: the San Diego Conquistadors from 1974–1975, then the Indiana Pacers and San Diego Sails in 1976, before moving to the NBA. In 1977 he played for the Los Angeles Lakers.


Career Highlights

  • Dwight (Bo) Lamar was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio and graduated from Columbus East High School where he led the Tigers to a state championship in 1968
  • University of Southwestern Louisiana, now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
  • Three-time collegiate All-American between 1969- 1973.
  • During his college career he averaged 31.2 points a game, a point total of 3,493 points, which remains among the top ranks of NCAA basketball records.
  • He is known for his extremely high long-range shot that some coaches’ say dusted the rafters.
  • Lamar was a third-round pick by the Detroit Pistons in the 1973 NBA Draft.
  • Played for three American Basketball Association teams: the San Diego Conquistadors from 1974–1975, then the Indiana Pacers and San Diego Sails in 1976, before moving to the NBA.
  • In 1977 he played for the Los Angeles Lakers.

DWIGHT (Bo) LAMAR
PLAYER

2014 GCBLA inductee

DWIGHT (Bo) LAMAR

Greater Columbus Basketball Legend Association