Louis "Sweet Lou" Dunbar (left) during a Globetrotters game
|Born||August 8, 1953|
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|High school||Webster (Minden, Louisiana)|
|NBA draft||1975 / Round: 4 / Pick: 59th overall|
|Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers|
|Career highlights and awards|
Dunbar, who was born in Minden, the seat of Webster Parish in northwestern Louisiana, on August 8, 1953, attended the former African American Webster High School (since consolidated into Minden High School), where he played high school basketball. Dunbar's father, Louis Dunbar Sr., was a deputy for Sheriff O.H. Haynes Jr., who was the father of the Minden football star Fred Haynes, who later became the starting quarterback of the LSU Tigers.
Dunbar played college basketball at the University of Houston, with the Houston Cougars, from 1972 to 1975. He averaged 22.3 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game during his college career.
Dunbar was selected in the 4th round, with the 59th overall pick of the 1975 NBA Draft, by the Philadelphia 76ers. However, he never played in the NBA. Instead, he played professional basketball in Switzerland, with SP Federale. With Federale, he won the Swiss League championship in 1976. He also played with SP Federale in the EuroLeague, during the 1975–76 season.
Dunbar served as a boys��� basketball coach in the Houston area, and also conducted private basketball lessons. He has also coached at the First Presbyterian School.
- Fred Haynes, Minden’s Crimson Tider turned LSU Tiger.
- Louis Dunbar, First of the Big Guards : 6-9 Globetrotter Played Three Positions at Houston in Early ‘70s.
- Louis Dunbar Position: Forward.
- Louis Dunbar Drafted: Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers in the fourth round (59th pick overall) of 1975 NBA Draft.
- 1975 NBA Draft.
- Legends of Basketball - Member Listing Archived 2006-11-16 at the Wayback Machine
- "Legends". Harlem Globetrotters/Legends. Retrieved 2018-09-16.
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