A quick moving guard, Bob Wanzer delighted Rochester Royals fans during his 9-year NBA career. Always hustling on offense and defense he averaged 12.2 points per game is an era of low scoring games years before the 24-second clock.
Bobby Wanzer played a major role in the successes of the Royals. He helped Rochester reach and play in the 1949-50 NBA Championship, eventually losing in 6 games to a George Mikan led Minneapolis Lakers. Then in 1950-51, with well-regarded teammates Bob Davies, Arnie Risen, and Jack Coleman the Royals defeated the New York Knicks in 7 games to win the NBA Crown.
Bobby Wanzer gained status among teammates and media and was chosen a NBA All-Star three consecutive seasons - 1951-1952, 1952-1953, 1953-1954, and was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1987.