Jack Twyman
Jack Twyman

Position:
Basketball

Inducted:
1976


12/28/2012

Bearcats 2012 Year-In-Review

Top Stories from University of Cincinnati Athletics

12/28/2012

Bearcats 2012 Year-In-Review

Top Stories from University of Cincinnati Athletics

  • Persistence--he was cut from his high school team three times--not only landed him a spot on the varsity as a senior but launched a career that took him to college and professional stardom and a place in the National Basketball Hall of Fame.
  • Impressive play on the junior varsity earned him a berth on the varsity midway through his freshman season at UC.
  • Led the team in scoring and rebounding in each of his final three seasons, averaging 24.6 points and 16.5 rebounds as a senior.
  • Concluded his career as UC's all-time scoring (1,598) and rebounding (1,242) leader, achieving totals which five decades later rank eighth and second, respectively.
  • Earned second team All-American honors in 1955 (NEA, International News Service, Tempo) and was an honorable mention choice by Converse.
  • Taken by the Rochester Royals in the 1955 NBA draft, embarking on an 11-season NBA career.
  • Was named the the NBA All-Star Team in six of his 11 seasons and led the league in scoring with his 31.2 average in 1959-60.
  • Became the legal guardian of Royals teammate Maurice Stokes, who was stricken by a stroke at the end of the 1958 season, and helped raise money to defray Stokes' medical expenses.
  • Charter member of the UC Athletics Hall of Fame.
  • Elected to the National Basketball Hall of Fame in 1982.
  • His jersey No. 27 was retired by UC in 1993.