Robert Bruce "Bob" Verga (born September 7, 1945) is a retired American basketball player, who played in the American Basketball Association and the National Basketball Association from 1967–1974. He was a 6'1" guard and played college basketball at Duke University.
Verga owns the Duke men's basketball record for points per game (26.7) in a single season, which he achieved in 1967.
Verga was drafted by the NBA's St. Louis Hawks in the third round of the 1967 NBA Draft and by the Kentucky Colonels in the 1967 ABA Draft. Verga opted to play in the ABA and averaged 23.7 points per game in his rookie season for the Dallas Chaparrals. Verga averaged 18.8 points per game in his second ABA season, with the Houston Mavericks. Verga played the next two seasons with the Carolina Cougars, averaging 27.5 points per game during the 1969-1970 season (in which he made his only appearance in the ABA All Star Game) and 18.8 the following season. After averaging 17.5 points per game for the Pittsburgh Condors in the 1971-72 season Verga finished his career with the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers.
- ^ Single Season Points Per Game (Through 2004-05 Season), dukeupdate.com; retrieved April 24, 2007
- ^ BasketballReference.com Bob Verga page
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