Roosevelt Bouie
Personal information
Born (1958-01-21) January 21, 1958 (age 63)
Kendall, New York
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High schoolKendall (Kendall, New York)
CollegeSyracuse (1976–1980)
NBA draft1980 / Round: 2 / Pick: 34th overall
Selected by the Dallas Mavericks
Playing career1980–1993
PositionCenter
Career history
1980–1982Scavolini Pesaro
1982–1989Cantine Riunite Reggio Emilia
1989–1991Cantù
1991–1992Coren Ourense
1992–1993Medinform Marsala
Career highlights and awards

Roosevelt Bouie (born January 21, 1958) is a retired American basketball player. He is known both for his All-American college years at Syracuse University and his storied career in Italy's top league.

Bouie played for coach Jim Boeheim at Syracuse from 1976 to 1980, combining with teammate Louis Orr to form what became popularly known as the "Louie and Bouie Show."[1] The duo was named so after the student newspaper The Daily Orange ran a caricature of them heading up the basketball court in tuxedos and top hats.[2] A 6'11" center, Bouie was drafted in the second round of the 1980 NBA Draft by the Dallas Mavericks. Bouie never played in the NBA, however, opting instead for a career in Italy where he averaged 16.3 points and 10.5 rebounds per game over 12 seasons.[3] Bouie also played one season in Spain for Ourense.

References

  1. ^ DelNagro, Mike (February 11, 1980). "Plenty Of Juice In The Orange". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved January 21, 2013.
  2. ^ Pitoniak, Scott (6 October 2006). "Louie and Bouie Show' reunited this weekend". Democrat and Chronicle. pp. 26, 30 (1D, 5D). Archived from the original on 24 January 2021. Retrieved 24 January 2021.
  3. ^ "Roosevelt Bouie Lega Basket Serie A profile". Lega Basket. Retrieved January 21, 2013.