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Roger Murdock (as Kareem Abdul-Jabaar)
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Kareem Abdul-Jabaar | Lewis Ferdinand Alcindor | Lewis Alcindor | Lew Alcindor | Kareem Abdul Jabbar
7' 2" (2.18 m)
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On meeting Coach John Wooden: Coach Wooden's office was about the size of a walk-in closet. I was brought in, and there was this very quaint-looking Midwesterner. I'd heard a lot about this man and his basketball wisdom, but he surely look like he belonged in a one-room schoolhouse. I found myself liking Mr. Wooden right away. He was calm, in no hurry to impress me with his knowledge or his power...
Played for UCLA (1965-1969). The Sporting News College Player of the Year (1967, 1969). Three-time First Team All-America (1967-1969). Two-time National Player of the Year (1967, 1969). Three-time NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player (1967-1969). Naismith Award winner (1969). Leading scorer in UCLA history. Led NCAA with .667 field goal percentage (1967) and .635 field goal percentage (1969).
Shooting the "sky-hook" and wearing goggles when he played
Known as "The Big 'A'" before his name change.