Bob Falconiero

Basketball (Inducted: 2004-05)

Bob  Falconiero

Bob Falconiero '80 was a prolific scoring guard for the Lafayette basketball team. Using a deft shooting touch, Falconiero became the 17th member of the 1,000-point club at Lafayette. He left College Hill with 1,169 career points, which, at the time, placed him eighth on the all-time scoring list.

In addition to his 1,169 points, Falconiero left Lafayette as the career leader in free throw shooting accuracy (83.9%) and assists (419). He served as a two-year captain, and forever cemented his place in the annals of Lafayette basketball when he hit a 35-foot buzzer beater to lift the Leopards to an 81-80 victory over Big 5 power La Salle, which featured reigning National Player of the Year Michael Brooks. Off the court, Falconiero was a CoSIDA Academic All-American in 1980 and a recipient of the prestigious Class of 1913 Trophy as Lafayette's top senior-scholar athlete. He also was a three-time Dana Scholar Award winner (1978-80), a Pepper Prize nominee, and earned the Phi Gamma Delta Education Award in 1978 and the Philadelphia Alumni Scholarship in 1980.