Bobby Wanzer

1921 - 2016

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Robert Francis Wanzer (June 4, 1921 – January 23, 2016) was an American professional basketball player and coach. A five time All-Star and three time All-NBA Second Team selection, Wanzer played his entire professional career for the Rochester Royals of the Basketball Association of America (BAA) and National Basketball Association (NBA). He won an NBA championship with the Royals in 1951. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bobby Wanzer has received more than 87,893 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Bobby Wanzer is the 318th most popular basketball player (down from 157th in 2019), the 10,974th most popular biography from United States (down from 7,618th in 2019) and the 201st most popular American Basketball Player.

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Among basketball players, Bobby Wanzer ranks 318 out of 1,264Before him are Mark Price, Alvin Robertson, Luc Longley, John Salley, Jorge Garbajosa, and Rick Fox. After him are Deron Williams, Igor Rakočević, Latrell Sprewell, Zaza Pachulia, Danilo Gallinari, and Sergio Rodríguez.

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Among people born in 1921, Bobby Wanzer ranks 361Before him are Wilbur Thompson, Henry Cockburn, Monty Hall, Vivian Blaine, Peggy Rea, and Rodger Ward. After him are Sita Ram Goel, Billy Taylor, Ted Ditchburn, Robert Muldoon, Patricia Barry, and Gordon MacRae. Among people deceased in 2016, Bobby Wanzer ranks 448Before him are Nahed Hattar, Bob Bennett, Ron Glass, Pavel Sheremet, Everton Kempes dos Santos Gonçalves, and Andy Bathgate. After him are Ashot Anastasian, P. A. Sangma, Elizaveta Glinka, Mel Charles, Patricia Barry, and Patrick Ekeng.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bobby Wanzer ranks 10,974 out of 15,968Before him are Chris Messina (1974), Joshua Gomez (1975), Jack Webb (1920), Jan Davis (1953), Arthur Goldberg (1908), and Blase J. Cupich (1949). After him are Greg Berlanti (1972), William Gibbs McAdoo (1863), Vachel Lindsay (1879), Nicholas D'Agosto (1980), Jon Carin (1964), and Jim Rathmann (1928).


Among basketball players born in United States, Bobby Wanzer ranks 201Before him are Kevin Johnson (1966), Tom Thibodeau (1958), Tex Gibbons (1907), Mark Price (1964), Alvin Robertson (1962), and John Salley (1964). After him are Deron Williams (1984), Latrell Sprewell (1970), Sam Cassell (1969), Alex Groza (1926), A. C. Green (1963), and J. R. Smith (1985).