Basketball legend Oscar Robertson has been named the opening speaker at the 2015-2016 University Speakers Series at Indiana State University. The series will kick off the season with an opening speech on September 14, and other big names and highly reputable individuals will follow him throughout the year in talks all the way up until March of next year. The basketball player is expected to give a highly motivational speech on what he had to overcome to be a professional player in the 1960’s and 1970’s, and how the game has changed a lot since then to what it is today. He was a great selection to kick off the new school year.
The Tennessee native was a star basketball player during his high school years and eventually went to play for the University of Cincinnati where he was named an All-American athlete and set 14 NCAA and 19 school records. He was selected in the 1960 NBA Draft by the Cincinnati Royals with whom he stayed with for a decade before being traded to the Milwaukee Bucks in 1970. Robertson played with the Bucks for four years before retiring, but stayed active in the sports world by becoming a color commentator for CBS broadcasted games the year after he left. In 1995 Robertson officially became a part of the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame.
The Big O will be kicking off Indiana State University’s speaker series this fall and it will be a highly anticipated event. Not only will he be able to inspire the audience, but they will get some insight as to what life in the NBA was like for one of the league’s most famous players.
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