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Bucks to Retire Former NSU Great Dandridge’s Number


Bob Dandridge

Bob Dandridge

NORFOLK, Va. – The Milwaukee Bucks will retire former Norfolk State great Bob Dandridge’s No. 10 jersey next month, the NBA team announced this week.

NSU’s most accomplished NBA player, Dandridge was selected by the Bucks in the 1969 draft. He made eight playoff appearances during his 13-year career with Milwaukee and Washington, won a pair of championships and was a four-time all-star. He averaged 18.5 points, 6.8 rebounds and 3.4 assists during his time in the NBA.

Dandridge, who competed at NSU from 1965-69, led the Spartans to the CIAA title in 1968 as well as a pair of runner-up finishes in 1966 and ’69. He also led Norfolk State to the NCAA Regional Championship in his junior year in ’68 while averaging 26.1 points per game.

He finished his senior year in 1969 with a scoring average of 32.3, still the all-time single-season record at NSU. Dandridge compiled more than 1,600 points during his four years and ranks second all-time with a 22.5 career scoring average.

Dandridge will have his jersey retired in a halftime ceremony on March 7. His will become the eighth number ever retired by the Bucks organization and the first since April of 1993.

“While there is infinite excitement about the future of the Bucks, it’s the rich and storied history of this franchise that makes our team so special,” Bucks co-owner Wes Edens said in a statement. “As a player, Bob Dandridge embodied everything we want this franchise to stand for: hard work, passion, toughness, and above all else, excellence. This honor is long overdue, and the entire organization is thrilled to finally put his number in the rafters along with the other legends who have helped shape this franchise.”