Robert Bruce Verga (born September 7, 1945) is an American retired professional basketball player, who played in the American Basketball Association and the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1967 to 1974. He was a 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) guard and played college basketball at Duke University.

Bob Verga
1965 South Carolina at Duke, Bob Verga drives.jpg
Verga with Duke in December 1964
Personal information
Born (1945-09-07) September 7, 1945 (age 76)
Neptune Township, New Jersey
Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High schoolSt. Rose (Belmar, New Jersey)
CollegeDuke (1964–1967)
NBA draft1967 / Round: 3 / Pick: 25th overall
Selected by the St. Louis Hawks
Playing career1967–1977
PositionPoint guard
Number11, 27, 22, 20, 17
Career history
1967–1968Dallas Chaparrals
1968Denver Rockets
1968–1969New York Nets
1969Houston Mavericks
19691971Carolina Cougars
1971–1972Pittsburgh Condors
1973–1974Portland Trail Blazers
1976–1977Jersey Shore Bullets
Career highlights and awards
Career ABA and NBA statistics
Points6,918 (20.2 ppg)
Rebounds1,336 (3.9 rpg)
Assists1,004 (2.9 apg)
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Verga owns the Duke men's basketball record for points per game (26.7) in a single season, which he achieved in 1967.[1]

Verga was drafted by the NBA's St. Louis Hawks in the third round of the 1967 NBA draft and by the Kentucky Colonels in the 1967 ABA Draft. Verga opted to play in the ABA and averaged 23.7 points per game in his rookie season for the Dallas Chaparrals. Verga averaged 18.8 points per game in his second ABA season, with the Houston Mavericks. Verga played the next two seasons with the Carolina Cougars, averaging 27.5 points per game during the 1969–70 season (in which he made his only appearance in the ABA All Star Game) and 18.8 the following season. After averaging 17.5 points per game for the Pittsburgh Condors in the 1971–72 season Verga finished his career with the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers.[2]


  1. ^ Single Season Points Per Game (Through 2004-05 Season),; retrieved April 24, 2007
  2. ^ " Bob Verga page". Archived from the original on April 10, 2007. Retrieved April 24, 2007.

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