ABOUT US

  HALL OF FAMERS

  DICK KADIS AWARD

  OTHER HONORS

  BANQUET INFO

  PAST BANQUETS

  PLAQUE DIRECTORY

  EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

  RANDOM INDUCTEE

  WEBSITE CREDITS

  SUBMIT A NOMINATION

Bill Zopf

Basketball ∙ Monaca

 

 

 

 

When man bites dog, thatís news. When Monaca high school produces another outstanding basketball player, thatís just a fact of life. Bill Zopf is one of a long line of cage greats from the small but famous school. After graduating from Monaca in 1966, he starred at Duquesne University and then played a season with the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA. In his senior season at Monaca, he led the team to a Section 8 crown with a brilliant 21-1 record. He scored 391 points during the season and hit 25 more when the Indians were eliminated by McKeesport in a 67-64 WPIAL playoff thriller. During his three seasons at Duquesne, Bill scored 999 points. As a junior he was named MVP in the Steel Bowl Tournament as the Dukes beat St Johnís of New York, 72-62, and then slaughtered Pitt, 100-66. He scored 17 points in the first game and 23 against the Panthers. As a senior, Bill led the Dukes to a 21-5 record and a berth in the National Invitational Tournament. He was picked by the Pittsburgh Basketball Writers as Pittsburgh District Player of the Year in 1970. Bill graduated magna cum laude and was chosen for the Academic All American Team. Bill was then drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in the second round. During the 1970-1971 season, he scored 118 points in 53 games before being called to duty by his National Guard Unit. He rejoined the Bucks in the fall for training camp but was released. After retirement, Bill worked as a business equipment lease broker.