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Former Sonora, UCLA star Dave Meyers dies

October 09th, 2015, 6:44 pm ·

· posted by JOEY KAUFMAN

Former UCLA forward Dave Meyers passed away Friday at the age of 62.

The cause of death was cancer, the school said.

Meyers played under Coach John Wooden from 1972-75, helping to lead the Bruins to NCAA championships in 1973 and 1975. The '73 team finished 30-0.

Over three seasons, he finished with 1,046 career points, putting him No. 14 on the school's all-time scoring list. He averaged 11.8 points per game.

The 6-foot-8 forward was a consensus first-team All-American as a senior.

Earlier this year, he was inducted into the Pac-12 men's basketball hall of fame.

Born in San Diego, Meyers and his family later moved to La Habra, where he attended Sonora High. He led the school to a CIF-Southern Section Division 2-A title in 1971 and was named the player of the year.

After leaving UCLA, he played in the NBA with the Milwaukee Bucks from 1975-80.

Marques Johnson, who played with Meyers at UCLA and with the Bucks tweeted about Meyers: "Great teammate, family man and guy." 


 


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