Adrian Dantley (USA) – 1976 Olympics
I’ll understand if you don’t associate Adrian Dantley with being a Buck as a 10 game spell to finish up his career is certainly not illustrious. Still, Dantley did suit up in a Milwaukee uniform, just as he did in a US uniform for his country at the Montreal Olympics.
Entering into the Olympics having been the recipient of the Oscar Robertson Award thanks to his time with Notre Dame, Dantley certainly wouldn’t have been short on confidence. Whatever promise the young Dantley then had, he went on to deliver on it on the Olympic stage.
Dantley led the US in scoring as they went on to claim gold, averaging 19.3 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. The Washington D.C. native even saved his best for last, going off for 30 points in the Olympic final against Yugoslavia.
Dantley would come home from the Olympics to enter the league as the sixth overall pick. Throughout his career he took in stops with the Lakers, Pistons, Braves, Pacers and Mavericks. Most notably, Dantley made six All-Star appearances with the Jazz, before wrapping up his career in Milwaukee.
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