Bob McNeill

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Bob McNeill
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Bob McNeill (#7) and Bob Cousy chase after the ball
Personal information
Born (1938-10-22) October 22, 1938 (age 79)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight 170 lb (77 kg)
Career information
College Saint Joseph's (1957–1960)
NBA draft 1960 / Round: 3 / Pick: 19th overall
Selected by the New York Knicks
Playing career 1960–1969
Position Point guard
Number 7, 34, 52
Career history
1960–1961 New York Knicks
1961 Philadelphia Warriors
1961–1962 Los Angeles Lakers
1962–1966 Camden Bullets
1966–1967 Trenton Colonials
1967–1969 Allentown Jets
Career NBA statistics
Points 575 (4.6 ppg)
Rebounds 179 (1.4 rpg)
Assists 327 (2.6 apg)
Stats at

Bob J. McNeill (October 22, 1938) is a former professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association from 1960 to 1962.

Bobby McNeill was born near 2nd & Allegheny in the Kensington section of Philadelphia. As a Senior at North Catholic High, McNeill once scored 46 points in a game (an all-time school record). He was selected as a 1st team All-Catholic player in 1956. As the point guard, McNeill led the 1956 Falcon basketball team to a Philadelphia Catholic League Championship, scoring 14 points in a one-point victory over LaSalle. He then led the Falcons to their first ever City Basketball Championship Title by beating West Philadelphia HS. In the City Title game McNeill scored 29 points in a 68-67 victory at the Palestra.

McNeill then went on to St Joseph's University. He led the Hawks to the NCAA tournament in 1959 & 60. He was named 1st team All-Big 5 in 1958, 1959 and 1960. Bobby also earned All-American honors as a senior. Upon graduating Bobby held the SJU record for assists in a game, a season, and a career. He still owns school record for free throws made and attempted in a game. He was inducted into the St Joe's Athletic Hall of Fame in 2001.

At 6' 1" and 170 lbs he was drafted in the 3rd round by the New York Knicks in the 1960 NBA Draft. He played guard during the course of his NBA career & played for the Knicks, Philadelphia Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers. He averaged 5 points and 3 assists per game in his NBA career. He played in 5 games for the Lakers in the NBA Championship Finals loss to the Boston Celtics in 1962 (4 games to 3).

In 1963 McNeill joined the Eastern Pennsylvania Basketball League and along with Paul Arizin played with the Camden (N.J.) Bullets from 1963 until 1966. McNeill helped the Bullets win the 1964 Eastern League Championship where he averaged 20 points per game. He continued to play professional basketball with the Trenton Colonials of the Eastern Basketball League in 1967 before finishing up with the Allentown Jets in 1969.


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