Former Basketball: Former Cajuns Great Bo Lamar To Be Inducted Into Ohio Circle Of Champions
Matt Sullivan, Director of Athletics Communications
Three-time All-American helped Cajuns to 74 wins in final three seasons
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns men's basketball legend Dwight "Bo" Lamar will be one of six former student-athletes honored on Saturday by the Ohio High School Athletic Association as part of the OHSAA's Circle of Champions during the finals of the 2018 Boy's State Basketball Tournament at Ohio State's Schottenstein Center.
Lamar, who lettered for then Southwestern Louisiana from 1970-73, will be part of a class that includes Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Anthony Munoz, his daughter Michelle (Munoz) Trenz, his son, Michael Munoz, along with Dennis Hopson and William White. Lamar, Hopson and White will be honored during halftime of the Division IV championship game that tips off at 10:45 a.m. EDT.
The Circle of Champions program recognizes individuals who had prominent roles in the history of Ohio athletics.
Before attending then-USL, Lamar helped one of the state's all-time best teams win the big-school state championship at Columbus' East High School in 1969. The Tigers finished 25-0, and he earned all-state honors along with teammates Ed Ratleff and the late Nick Connor.
Lamar finished as the only player in NCAA history to lead both the college and university divisions in scoring. He totaled 3,493 points and averaged 31.2 points per game in his four years, making him the second-leading scorer in the state of Louisiana history behind Pete Maravich.
He was named to every major All-America team his final three years, one year in the college division and two in the university division.
Besides his 33 school individual game, season and career scoring records, his most memorable achievement was his 62-point effort in a game against then-Northeast Louisiana on Feb. 25, 1971 in Blackham Coliseum.
In his final three years, the Ragin' Cajuns had a 74-13 record, second only to UCLA as the Cajuns climbed to No. 4 in the country and appeared in two NCAA Tournaments.