| 210 lb (95 kg)|
July 30, 2011
6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
| January 25, 1932
San Mateo, California (1932-01-25) |
Sequoia (Redwood City, California)
1953 / Round: 3 / Pick: 17th overall
College of San Mateo, Oregon Ducks men's basketball
Bob Peterson (basketball) Wikipedia
Robert Peterson (January 25, 1932 – July 30, 2011) was an American basketball player. He played three seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA), from 1953 to 1956.
Peterson, a 6'5" forward from Sequoia High School in Redwood City, California, played collegiately for San Mateo Junior College and the University of Oregon.
Following his college career, Peterson was drafted by the Baltimore Bullets in the 1953 NBA draft. He split his rookie season between the Bullets and the Milwaukee Hawks, averaging 7.5 minutes, 1.9 points and 1.5 rebounds per game in eight contests. He then signed with the New York Knicks prior to the 1954–55 NBA season, sticking with the team for two seasons. Peterson's averaged 4.7 points and 3.8 rebounds per game for his NBA career.
Peterson died of cancer on July 30, 2011.