Oscar Robertson, Bus '60, HonDoc '07
Robertson has captivated Bearcat fans for decades. UC's finest player in history, No. 12 set multiple scoring records that remain unbroken. The Big O followed his outstanding college career, 1957-60, with a 14-year hall-of-fame NBA career. Robertson was named Player of the Century by the National Association of Basketball Coaches.
Jack Twyman led the Bearcat basketball team in both scoring and rebounding from 1953 to 1955, averaging more than 24 points and 16 rebounds his senior year. Twyman was a six-time NBA All-Star and played professionally for 11 season with the Rochester/Cincinnati Royals. Jack equaled his outstanding career on the court with an impressive humanitarian effort off court when he became the legal guardian for then teammate Maurice Stokes -- paralyzed after a game injury in 1958. Twyman dedicated himself to raising funds to care for Stokes as well as former NBA players in need -- an effort that continues today through a pro-am golf event featuring NBA players. Besides playing the game, Twyman also served as a sportscaster in the late 60s and early 70s when he worked as an NBA analyst on ABC. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1983.