He was elected into the NBA Hall of Fame in 1980. He won a gold medal as part of Team USA basketball during the 1960 Olympics.
He attended Crispus Attucks High School in Indianapolis, IN. He attended the college at the University of Cincinnati.
He was drafted by the Cincinnati Royals in 1960 with the first overall pick.
He was given the nickname "The Big O."
He is listed at 6 foot 5 and 210 lbs.