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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013.
By United Press International

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Burke voted national Player of the Year

ATLANTA, April 5 (UPI) -- Michigan sophomore guard Trey Burke won two national collegiate Player of the Year awards, it was announced Friday.
Davis, Kentucky win NCAA title

Davis, Kentucky win NCAA title

Consensus Player of the Year Anthony Davis, a freshman, paced the Kentucky Wildcats to a 38-2 record and the NCAA Tournament championship.
JOHN HENDEL, United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012.
By United Press International
Reports: Suns deal Nash to Lakers

Reports: Suns deal Nash to Lakers

PHOENIX, July 4 (UPI) -- The Phoenix Suns have traded playmaking point guard Steve Nash to the Los Angeles Lakers, multiple reports indicated Wednesday.

Bob Boozer, member of original Bulls, dead

OMAHA, May 21 (UPI) -- Bob Boozer, who won a gold medal in the Olympics and was a member of the original Chicago Bulls in 1966, has died. He was 75.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011.
By United Press International

Blake Griffin to enter NBA draft

NORMAN, Okla., April 7 (UPI) -- Oklahoma sophomore forward Blake Griffin, the consensus collegiate player of the year, said Tuesday he was submitting his name for the NBA draft.

Sooners' Griffin voted player of the year

ST. LOUIS, March 30 (UPI) -- Oklahoma sophomore Blake Griffin was the unanimous choice for collegiate player of the year in voting by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.

NBA: New Orleans 100, Miami 89

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Chris Paul had 21 points, 13 assists and seven rebounds Saturday to lead the New Orleans Hornets in a 100-89 victory over the Miami Heat.
Hansbrough named college player of year

Hansbrough named college player of year

SAN ANTONIO, April 4 (UPI) -- North Carolina star Tyler Hansbrough was awarded the Oscar Robertson Trophy Friday as the nation's top college basketball player.

Durant named writers' player of the year

ST. LOUIS, March 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. Basketball Writers Association voted Texas's Kevin Durant the college player of the year and Washington State's Tony Bennett coach of the year. Durant is the first freshman to win the Oscar Robertson Trophy, as the player of the year award is cal

Freshmen top Robertson Trophy finalists

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Texas' Kevin Durant and Ohio State's Greg Oden, both freshmen, were listed among the five finalists for the nation's college basketball player of the year. The award is called the Oscar Robertson Trophy and is voted on by members of the U.S. Basketball Wr

USBWA names co-winners for top player

ST. LOUIS, March 30 (UPI) -- The United States Basketball Writers Association has named Duke guard J.J. Redick and Gonzaga forward Adam Morrison college basketball co-players of the year.
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Oscar Robertson
Former NBA All Star and college basketball standout Oscar Robertson prepares to introduce the College Player of the Year during an awards breakfast at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis on April 1, 2005. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

Oscar Palmer Robertson (born November 24, 1938 in Charlotte, Tennessee), nicknamed "The Big O" or O-Train, is a former American NBA player with the Cincinnati Royals and the Milwaukee Bucks. The 6-foot-5, 220-pound Robertson played the shooting guard/point guard position, and was a twelve-time All-Star, eleven-time member of the All-NBA Team, and one-time winner of the MVP award in fourteen professional seasons. He is the only player in NBA history to average a triple-double for an entire season, and he is regarded as one of the best and most versatile NBA players of all time. He was a key player on the team which brought the Bucks their only NBA championship in the 1970-71 NBA season. However, his playing career, especially during high school and college, was plagued by racism.

For his outstanding achievements, Robertson was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1980, and was voted one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996. The United States Basketball Writers Association renamed their college Player of the Year Award the Oscar Robertson Trophy in his honor in 1998, and he was one of five people chosen to represent the inaugural National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame class in 2006.

Robertson was also an integral part of the Oscar Robertson suit of 1970. The landmark NBA antitrust suit, named after the then-president of the NBA Players' Association, led to an extensive reform of the league's strict free agency and draft rules and, subsequently, to higher salaries for all players.

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