A Complete History of Players Who Won Both NCAA and NBA Championships

Bob Cousy

NBA Championship(s): Boston Celtics (1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963)
NCAA Championship(s): Holy Cross Crusaders (1947)

What do we need to say about Bob Cousy that hasn't been said before? Well, as a freshman on Holy Cross, Cousy was part of an interesting subbing process that kept him off the court for large chunks of time. Interestingly, for all that "Mr. Basketball" accomplished, it may come as a surprise that in capturing the NCAA title, Cousy went a pitiful 2/13 from the field and only managed to put up four points. Guess the "Houdini of the Hardwood" nickname can also account for his ability to pull a win out of a hat even when his game is struggling.

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