Who is Pete Trgovich?
Trgovich was a member of the 1971 East Chicago Washington High School Senators basketball team, which went undefeated and won the Indiana state high school championship. In the final two tournament wins that season, he scored a combined 68 points. Among his teammates were Junior Bridgeman, who later played professionally in the National Basketball Association, and Tim Stoddard, who played basketball at North Carolina State University and went on to have success as a Major League Baseball pitcher.
Trgovich played college basketball at the University of California, Los Angeles. On their freshman team in 1971–72, he led the team in scoring, averaging 23.4 points per game with a game high of 47. The following 1972–73 season, UCLA was 30–0 won the national championship. In 1974–75, Trgovich helped lead UCLA to another NCAA championship, facing off against his old high school teammate Bridgeman in the national semifinals.
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