Men's Basketball

NBA TV To Air Documentary on Former UMass Standout Julius Erving, `The Doctor'

Erving collected 51 double-doubles in 52 games at UMass.

Erving collected 51 double-doubles in 52 games at UMass.

June 10, 2013

AMHERST, Mass. - Former Massachusetts basketball standout Julius Erving will be the focus of a documentary produced by NBA TV on Monday night.

The 90-minute program will air at 9 p.m. Eastern time on NBA TV and feature footage of Erving throughout his life, including video and photos from his time at UMass.

Unquestionably, the greatest known athlete in UMass history, Erving, known simply to the world as "Dr. J," played basketball for two seasons under legendary head coach Jack Leaman from 1969-71. During his two seasons, Erving averaged 26.3 points and 20.2 rebounds per contest. Incredibly, only once in his 52 career games did he fail to record a double-double.

Erving turned pro following his junior year, but not before leading UMass to two Yankee Conference titles and its first two appearances in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT).




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