Bobby Dandridge was finally announced as part of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame by the Veteran’s Committee. True basketball heads know that this honor is long overdue.
Dandridge was a superstar in the CIAA and was an integral part of two NBA titles with Kareem and Big O’s Milwaukee Bucks (1971) and Wes Unseld’s Washington Bullets
Forty years after retiring, the former Norfolk State College star is finally getting his due.
Playing alongside the legendary Pee Wee Kirkland, Dandridge helped lead NSC to the 1968 CIAA title in a championship game that many regard as the greatest in conference history and HBCU history, a 134-132 triple-overtime game against NC A&T.
The next year, his senior season, he averaged 32 points per game.
Dandridge was a four-time all-star and averaged 18.5 points per game for his career.