Bob Pelkington

Robert V. Pelkington Sr. (September 6, 1941 – January 31, 2016) was an American basketball player for Xavier University from 1960 to 1964.

Pelkington was one of the best rebounders of his era. During his senior year, he led the nation in rebounds per game at 21.8.[1] His 16.6 career average[2] is still the highest in school history.[3]

He died on January 31, 2016 at the age of 74.[4]

Bob Pelkington
Personal information
BornSeptember 6, 1941
Akron, Ohio
DiedJanuary 31, 2016 (aged 74)
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High schoolCentral Catholic (Fort Wayne, Indiana)
CollegeXavier (1961–1964)
NBA draft1964 / Round: 8 / Pick: 65th overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Career highlights and awards


  1. ^ "2009–10 NCAA Men's Basketball Records" (PDF). 2009–10 NCAA Men's Basketball Media Guide. National Collegiate Athletic Association. 2009. Retrieved 15 November 2010.
  2. ^ Jones, Todd (17 January 1996). "The Best of Xavier and UC: Dream Teams Byron Larkin Greatest of Musketeers". The Cincinnati Post. Archived from the original on 5 November 2012. Retrieved 15 November 2010.
  3. ^ "Luther Rackley Profile". Retrieved 2010-11-15.
  4. ^ Robert (Bob) V. Pelkington, Sr.
2016 in basketball

The following are the basketball events of the year 2016 throughout the world.

The following are the basketball events that are expected to take place in 2016 throughout the world.

Tournaments include international (FIBA), professional (club) and amateur and collegiate levels.

Deaths in January 2016

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List of NCAA Division I men's basketball season rebounding leaders

In basketball, a rebound is the act of gaining possession of the ball after a missed field goal or free throw. The National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) Division I rebounding title is awarded to the player with the highest rebounds per game (rpg) average in a given season. However, from 1956 through 1962, the rebounding leader was determined by the highest individual recoveries out of the total by both teams in all games (meaning the highest percentage of the total possible rebounds determined the winner, not the per game average). The NCAA did not split into its current divisions format until August 1973. From 1906 to 1955, there were no classifications to the NCAA nor its predecessor, the Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the United States (IAAUS). Then, from 1956 to 1973, colleges were classified as either "NCAA University Division (Major College)" or "NCAA College Division (Small College)". The NCAA's official men's basketball media guide recognizes rebounding champions beginning with the 1950–51 season.Charlie Slack of Marshall owns the Division I record for a single-season rebounding average (25.6), which he accomplished in 1954–55. The all-time career rebounds record holder—Tom Gola of La Salle—never won an NCAA Division I rebounding title despite grabbing 2,201 rebounds. In the official NCAA men's basketball record books, a distinction is drawn between the pre-1973 era and the post-1973 era. One reason is that because of the split into the three Divisions in use today (Divisions I, II and III), many of the rebounds accumulated in the pre-1973 era were against less–talented opponents that would be considered Division II, III or even NAIA in today's hierarchy. Although the 1972–73 season was before the divisional split, the NCAA officially considers that season to be "post-1973" because of the adoption of freshman eligibility for varsity play in all NCAA sports effective in August 1972. Therefore, Kermit Washington of American is the post-1973 Division I single-season rpg record holder. He averaged 20.4 rebounds in 1972–73.Eight players have earned multiple rebounding titles: Leroy Wright, Jerry Lucas, Artis Gilmore, Kermit Washington, Xavier McDaniel, Paul Millsap, O. D. Anosike, and Alan Williams. Of these, only Millsap earned three NCAA Division I rebounding titles, which he accomplished from 2004 to 2006. He also skipped his senior season to enter the National Basketball Association (NBA) early, so had he stayed at Louisiana Tech he may have won the rebounding title a fourth time. There are also seven players who won Division I rebounding titles that have been enshrined into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame: Elgin Baylor, Artis Gilmore, Jerry Lucas, Hakeem Olajuwon, David Robinson, Spencer Haywood, and Shaquille O'Neal.

Four players who have led the NCAA in rebounds were born outside United States territory, and a fifth was born in a United States insular area. Hakeem Olajuwon, the leader in 1983–84, was born in Nigeria; 2009–10 leader Artsiom Parakhouski was born in the Byelorussian SSR of the Soviet Union, which would become the independent country of Belarus in his childhood; 2015–16 leader Egidijus Mockevičius was born in Lithuania; and 2016–17 leader Angel Delgado was born in the Dominican Republic. Tim Duncan, the 1996–97 leader, was born in the United States Virgin Islands and is a U.S. citizen by birth.

North American Basketball League (1964-1968)

The first North American Basketball League (1964-1968) was a professional basketball league. The NABL played four full seasons, 1964–1968, until the league folded after the 1967-1968 season.

Philadelphia 76ers draft history

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Xavier Musketeers men's basketball

The Xavier Musketeers men's basketball team represents Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. The school's team currently competes in the Big East Conference. Of all Division I programs yet to make a Final 4, Xavier has the most all-time tournament wins with 27. Xavier has appeared in the NCAA Tournament 27 times, 15 times in the last 17 years. On March 11, 2018, Xavier earned its first ever No. 1 seed for the NCAA Tournament.Xavier won four Atlantic 10 Tournament Championships (1998, 2002, 2004 and 2006). Xavier has won or shared 17 regular season conference championships, while winning 9 conference tournament championships. In addition, they have won one Big East Conference regular season title in 2018.

Xavier has been listed among the top-20 most valuable college basketball programs in the US.

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