Jon Teitel: Why did you decide to go to Loyola?
Jon Teitel: Your first coaching gig in college was as an assistant at Hawaii, where one of your fellow assistants was Rick Pitino.
In the latest installment in his "Forgotten Legends" interview series, CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with UL Lafayette legend Dwight "Bo" Lamar. One of the most prolific scorers in NCAA history, Lamar still ranks second all-time in points scored. The one player he couldn't surpass: the great "Pistol" Pete Maravich.
Jon Teitel: Who gave you the nickname "Bo" and how do you like it?
Dwight "Bo" Lamar: I like it. My older brother was "Big Bo", so my family just called me Bo.
Jon Teitel: In 1970 you were co-captain of the Lake Forest HS team along with legendary computer magnate Mike Maiman. How good a player were you back in the day, and did you ever think that Mike would turn out to be so successful?
Jon Teitel: In 1974 you won a state title at Benson under legendary coach Dick Gray. What made Gray such a great coach and what did it mean to you to win the title?
Jon Teitel: You played two years at LSU and then two at Connecticut. Why did you decide to go to LSU and why did you decide to transfer to Connecticut?