Former University of Cincinnati legend, six-time NBA all-star and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Jack Twyman died May 30, 2012, at the age of 78 in Cincinnati.
UC’s second All-American, Twyman led the Bearcats in scoring his sophomore through senior seasons (1952-55), finishing his career as the school’s all-time leading scorer (1,598) and rebounder (1,242). He was named an All-American in 1955 after averaging 24.6 points and 16.5 rebounds. His career scoring total currently ranks ninth while his rebounding numbers rank second at UC. Twyman is one of three former Bearcats to have their jersey number retired. His jersey No. 27 hangs at Fifth Third Arena.
“The Bearcat family lost one of our legends yesterday with the passing of Jack Twyman,” said director of athletics Whit Babcock. “He was a true gentleman, a great man who loved UC. He will be missed. He supported his alma mater in every facet. He was an icon. The name “Jack Twyman” will forever be associated with our University and a golden era of UC Athletics.”