Saturday, February 9, 2008

Bobby Jones: The Award

(Boulder-CO) Chris Tomasson of the Rocky Mountain News reported yesterday that former Denver Nuggets All-Star Bobby Jones will have a new award in his name presented at this year's All-Star Game. Athletes in Action will unveil the Bobby Jones Award that goes to a current or former player who has made an, "inspirational Christian impact in his community."

Click the link to see who are this year's finalist. (I personally think the man who was known to many as "The Virgin" is going to win the award this year.)

This is a little background information taken from Remember the ABA:

"Three-year regular at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (13.7 ppg and 8.9 rpg during his college career). Signed with Denver on June 15, 1974 despite being the first round pick of the Houston Rockets in the 1974 NBA Draft. Career ABA Field Goal Percentage of .592. ABA's field goal percentage leader in each of his two ABA seasons. Set ABA record by shooting 60.5% from the field during his rookie season. Named twice to ABA's All-Defensive Team. Member of ABA 1974-75 All-Rookie Team. Second-Team ABA All-Pro in 1975-76. Missed only one game in his ABA career, due to the flu. Defensive battles with Julius Erving were legendary. Scored 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in 1976 ABA All-Star Game. Named to the NBA First Team All-Defensive Team for 8 straight seasons (1976-77 to 1983-84). "
There's that Carolina connection again...
Go Nuggets!


Sean T said...

The virgin was AC green right?

Nugg Doctor said...

Nice work, sean t. You know your NBA nicknames.

Thanks for reading,

The Nugg Doctor