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Bob "The Cooz" Cousy



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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 5 to 7
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   5.7

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    Cooz, houdini, consecutive, all-time, misfortune, commentator, autobiography, franchise, immediately, beginning, entire, draft, especially, leader, court, professional
     content words:    Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Shaquille O'Neal, Bob Cousy, Robert Joseph Cousy, New York City, New York, Andrew Jackson High School, Holy Cross, All American
Bob "The Cooz" Cousy

By Jane Runyon
1     Everyone who follows professional basketball seems to have a favorite all-time player. Some people will name Michael Jordan. Some people prefer Larry Bird. Some people like Shaquille O'Neal. If you were to ask who the greatest point guard to ever play the game was, there would surely be several votes cast for Bob Cousy. He was called "Cooz." He was also called the "Houdini of the Hardwood" because of the magic he seemed to perform on the court.
 
2     Robert Joseph Cousy was born August 9, 1928, in New York City, New York. He attended Andrew Jackson High School in the Queens. It was there that his road to basketball success began. After high school, Bob entered the College of Holy Cross. He led Holy Cross to the 1947 NCAA basketball championship. He was named a second team All American in 1949 and moved to first team All American in 1950.
 
3     Bob Cousy's success in college brought him to the attention of many professional scouts. He was drafted by the Tri-Cities Blackhawks in 1950, but was immediately traded to the Chicago Stags. The Stags lost their franchise soon after. Bob was placed into another draft that was to find homes for all of the Stags players. The Boston Celtics took their chances on Bob Cousy.

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