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Guy Rodgers

Basketball

Local, Temple University, Philadelphia Warriors

Area native from Philadelphia and a graduate of Northeast High (1954)

Widely considered the greatest guard to come out of Philadelphia

His skill at ball handling and passing influenced the progress of the game in the 1950’s

Played G for the Temple University Owls (1955-58)

Career stats at Temple: 19.6 PPG, 6.5 RPG, .421 FG%, and .638 FT%

Led the Owls to a 74-16 record and two trips to the Final Four (1956, 1958)

Part of one of the greatest backcourts in college basketball history with senior Hal Lear (1955-56)

Led the Owls in both scoring and assists in his junior and senior seasons

3 time 1st Team All-Big 5 selection (1955-56, 1956-57, 1957-58)

3 time Big 5 MVP (1955-56, 1956-57, 1957-58)

3rd Team AP All-American selection (1956-57)

3rd team UPI All-American selection (1956-57)

Consensus (AP, UPI, Helms Foundation) 1st Team All-American selection (1957-58)

Finished his Temple career as the school’s all time leading scorer which he held until 1984

Co-holds the Temple Record for Most Assists in a Game with 20 (3/23/56)

Current rank on Temple Basketball Career Leaders

  • 6th in PTS [1767]
  • 3rd in PPG [19.6]
  • 3rd in FG [708]

Selected as a territorial selection by the Philadelphia Warriors in the NBA Draft (1958)

Played 12 seasons as a G in the NBA

  • Philadelphia Warriors (1958-62)
  • San Francisco Warriors (1962-66)
  • Chicago Bulls (1966-67)
  • Cincinnati Royals (1967-68)
  • Milwaukee Bucks (1968-70)

Career stats: 11.7 PPG, 7.8 APG, 4.3 RPG, .378 FG%, and .721 FT%

4 time NBA All-Star (1963-64, 1966-67)

Either led or finished second in the NBA in APG in each of his first 8 seasons

11 times finished in NBA Top 10 in Assists

2 times led the NBA in Assists (1962-63, 1966-67)

10 times finished in the NBA Top 10 in Assists Per Game

2 times led the NBA in Assists Per Game (1962-63, 1966-67)

7 times led the Warriors in Assists (1959-66)

8 times led the Warriors in Assists Per Game (1958-66)

1 time led the Bulls in Total Points (1966-67)

Co-led the Bulls in Point Per Game (1966-67)

1 time led the Bulls in Field Goals (1966-67)

1 time led the Bulls in Free Throws (1966-67)

1 time led the Bulls in Free Throw % (1966-67)

1 time led the Bulls in Assists (1966-67)

1 time led the Bulls in Assists Per Game (1966-67)

1 time led the Bucks in Assists (1968-69)

1 time led the Bucks in Assists Per Game (1968-69)

Holds the official Warriors record with eight career triple-doubles

Holds the Warriors single game record for Assists with 28 (3/14/63)

Holds Warriors single season record for APG with 10.7 (1965-66)

Current rank on the Warriors Career Leaders:

  • 1st in AST [4588]
  • 10th in GP [587]
  • 10th in Playoff Points [457]
  • 3rd in Playoff Assists [247]

Current rank on the NBA Career Leaders:

  • 14th in AST [6917]
  • 13th in APG [7.8]

Member of the Western Champion San Francisco Warriors (1964)

Had his #5 retired by Temple University

Inducted into the Big 5 Hall of Fame (1973)

Inducted into the Temple Athletic Hall of Fame (1971)

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