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Remembering UCLA Basketball Great Dave Meyers

Meyers led the Bruins to the 1975 NCAA National Championship, which was John Wooden's last.


Former Bruin and Milwaukee Bucks' forward Dave Meyers passed away today from cancer.

Meyers was an integral part of the 1974-75 UCLA Basketball team that won John Wooden's last National Championship.

Meyers led that team in both scoring and rebounding with 18.3 points and 7.9 rebounds per game with a .484 field goal percentage. He won the John Wooden Award as UCLA's Most Valuable Player and he was a consensus first-team All-American.

That UCLA team posted a 28-3 record and defeated Kentucky 92-85 to win UCLA's 10th National Championship in 12 seasons. In the championship game, Meyers scored 24 points and had 11 rebounds.

Meyers was selected by the Lakers with the second pick in the 1975 draft, but he never played for the Lakers as he was traded to Milwaukee along with Elmore Smith and two other players for fellow Bruin alum Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and another player.

Meyers was the brother of another Bruin great Ann Meyers-Drysdale.

Bruins Nation extends our condolences to the Meyers family on their loss.