The always hustling Bob Gross had a very fine college career at Long Beach State and was chosen by the Portland Trail Blazers in the second round, the 7th pick, in the 1975 National Basketball Association.
One of the best defensive forwards in NBA history, Bob Gross learned his ballhawking from Portland's head coach Jack Ramsay during the 1970s. During the Trail Blazers' Championship Season of 1976-1977, Bob scored a career-high 935 points in 82 regular season games. In the postseason NBA playoffs Gross connected on 110-of-186 field goals attempted, and led both teams' starters with a blistering .591 percentage. HIs .889 free throw pct also led all starters, 48-of-54 FT. He played in three postseason playoffs, all with Portland, 1976-77, 1979-80 and 1980-81.
In 1977-78 Bob Gross was honored by being chosen for the NBA's Second Team All-Defensive Unit.
Bob Gross stats: 4567 points in 513 games, 8.9 pct, 1857 FGM, 3629 FGA, .512 pct, 848 FTM, 1062 FTA, .798 pct, 2253 rebounds, 4.4 rpg, 615 steals, 361 blocks... basketballhistorian.com