Robert Joseph Hertzog

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Bob Hertzog was a late starter as a basketball player. Actually he never played any sort of organized basketball until his senior year at Our Lady of Lourdes High School.

He had the one most important ingredient: height; and his natural talent combined with his height helped him establish himself as a “Diamond in the Rough”.

Apparently college coaches saw enough potential and raw talent to offer him college scholarships, and he finally settled on Susquehanna University. He entered Susquehanna University in the fall of 1973. The rest, as they say, is History.

Hertzog lettered in basketball all four years at Susquehanna. In 1976 he was a member of the All Tournament Team in the First Annual “Crusader Classic” played at the Selinsgrove School. He was also named to the All Lutheran College All American Team in 1976-77.

His final year at Susquehanna, Bob averaged 15 points and 12 rebounds per game; and until very recently held the Field House record for rebounds in a game with 21.

Bob graduated from Susquehanna with a Degree in Sociology in 1977. He still remains active in basketball; and is an instructor at the Susquehanna University Summer Basketball Camp. He also plays in one of the local winter leagues.

Categories: 1990 Hall of Fame