Obscure Spotlight: Bo Outlaw

Obscure Athletes

booutlaw Sometimes Bo Outlaw had his goggles on, and sometimes he had them off, resting on his forehead. Either way, the guy couldn’t hit two free throws in a row to save his life. But that’s okay because Outlaw is one of the toughest basketball players I’ve ever seen. Dude was pure grit and hustle, and we love him here at OA.

Outlaw, primarily a power forward, went to the University of Houston, where his defensive tenacity and NCAA-leading .684 Field Goal percentage during his senior season earned him Southwest Conference Player of the Year honors. Despite his college performance, Outlaw went undrafted following his 1993 senior year, and had to take a less-conventional route to the NBA.

Undeterred from chasing his dream after being first shut out by the NBA, Outlaw signed on with the Grand Rapids Hoops of the now-defunct Continental Basketball Association. There he played an impressive half-season…

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  1. Bo is, as you mention, probably one of a handful of NBA players who retired with a higher field goal percentage (.567) than free throw percentage (.521).

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