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Bruce 'Sky' King
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Bruce 'Sky' King      Ohio 

Position(s): F, C

Bruce 'Sky' King attended Patterson High School in Dayton, Ohio. He earned First Team All-City honors in his senior season. He averaged 21 points, 16 rebounds and set the school’s single game scoring record of 50 points.

He finished his Iowa career with 1,361 points and averaged 21.0 points and 13.3 rebounds per game as a senior. He also averaged 18.6 points and 10.0 rebounds per game as a junior. He was selected second team All Big 10 by both wire services and to the NCAA Region Four All-Star Team.

He was selected in the 4th Round of the NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons, but chose to play professionally overseas in the Philippines, France and Argentina for 8 years. He passed away at a young age from an irregular heartbeat.

Born 9/6/1955 and died on 7/27/1986 at the age of 30.

All Conference: 2nd Team (1977) Drafted Round 4 by Detroit Pistons in 1977 


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Bruce 'Sky' King Archie Mays  on 3/4/2021 - Link to source
Probably one of the most reliable players I've ever played with. I remember when we went down to Indiana the same week that they got their number one ranking, they beat us real badly. We couldn't buy a bucket no matter what we did, and I had the ball on several occasions on the wing and really didn't know what to do. And I would throw it down to Bruce (King) and he would get the bucket.

- When asked about the memory of his close friend and teammate at Iowa and in high school Bruce King back in 1986.



Bruce 'Sky' King Archie Mays  on 3/4/2021 - Link to source
There are things that remind me of him almost daily. He was like a family member. It was totally tragic for me. I was devastated. I'm still devastated. I'm just so happy that somebody as awakened such as yourself to recognize the fact that Bruce was as good as he was, and I always wondered why Iowa did not give him more (recognition).

- When asked about the memory of his close friend and teammate at Iowa and in high school Bruce King back in 1986.


Bruce 'Sky' King Mike Gatens  on 3/4/2021 - Link to source
Here's a funny thing; I'd buy clothes off of him. He was styling. He came to our wedding in Charles City and there aren't many black people in Charles City, so he comes to our wedding in 1976 and he was just dude-ed up. I would buy boots that zipped up the side. He'd bring them back and wear them, or I'd buy them brand new from him. Stylish boots. He was the style man of our team. He kind of reminded me of a Walt Frazier type.

- When asked about the memory of his roommate Bruce King back in 1986.


Bruce 'Sky' King Mike Gatens  on 3/4/2021 - Link to source
It's (his early death) forgotten because he was gone for nine years. Chris (Street) was still here. Bucky O'Connor was still our coach. And that's the only reason. I don't think Bruce has ever been, I don't want to sound mean or anything, but the accolades, the remembrance, given his due. Bruce King was really good, and at a time when coach Olson was building that program. He was just a great guy, and still I miss him.

- When asked about the early death of his roommate Bruce King back in 1986.


Bruce 'Sky' King John Hairston  on 3/4/2021 - Link to source
He was a big believer in himself and that's how he became as good as he became. He had no shortage of confidence. I know that. And to be a great player, you have to be overly confident. You have to have an ego that you don't necessarily share with the general public. Because you have to have that in order to become what he became.

- When asked in a about the early death of his roommate Bruce King back in 1986.

Lute Olson Lute Olson  from Iowa vs. Drake on 12/4/1976 - Link to source
Bruce (King) played the best game as an individual of any player that I have coached In 20 years, and I've had some guys that have had great performances. But I feel that at both ends of the court it was the best I've ever had a player play for one of my teams.

- When asked about the performance of Bruce King in a win over Drake on the road.


 

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