Former Milwaukee Bucks forward Dave Meyers lost his battle with cancer and passed away at his home in Temecula, California on Friday.
Meyers starred at UCLA, leading the Bruins to the 1975 NCAA basketball championship.
Meyers was drafted second overall by the Los Angeles Lakers but was sent to Milwaukee in a deal that brought Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Los Angeles.
In his final season at UCLA, Meyers averaged 18.3 points and 7.9 rebounds a game, helping the Bruins to a 28-3 record. He had 24 points and 11 rebounds in their 92-85 win over Kentucky in the NCAA title game.
In 1975, Meyers, along with Elmore Smith, Junior Bridgeman and Brian Winters, was traded to Milwaukee for Abdul-Jabbar and Walt Wesley.
After four years with the Bucks, Meyers made a surprise announcement in 1980, saying he was retiring from basketball to spend more time with his family. He became a teacher and taught sixth grade for several years at Lake Elsinore, California.