College and pro basketball star. Attended University of Minnesota. Broke wrist as senior but still made third-team AP all-American. Scored 1,329 points in college career, averaging 20.4 points per game. Leading scorer for U.S. gold-medal team, 1965 World University Games. Fourth pick, 1966 NBA draft, by St. Louis Hawks. Member of all-rookie team, 1967. Stayed with franchise when it moved to Atlanta after 1968 season, playing through 1977. With Los Angeles Lakers, 1978–1979. Second-team all-NBA, 1970. Played in six all-star games, scoring 66 points. Finished in top five scorers three times. Peak of 27.1 points per game, 1973. NBA career total 17,940 points, average of 20.2 points per game. Nicknamed Sweet Lou. Born 1944, Greensboro.
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