Bobby Morse teamed with Corky Calhoun for three basketball seasons, from 1969-1970 to 1971-1972, which were three of the most successful in school history.


Morse was the leading scorer on each of those teams, finishing his Pennsylvania career with 1,381 points.  An all-Ivy League first-team selection as a senior, he was also an all-Philadelphia Big Five first team member as a junior and senior.  During his three varsity seasons, Pennsylvania had records of 25-2, 28-1, and 25-3.  He captained the ’72 squad and was awarded the Class of 1915 Award as that member of the senior class who, “most closely approaches the ideal University of Pennsylvania student-athlete.”


A member of the Big Five Hall of Fame (since 1977), Morse was drafted by the NBA’s Buffalo Braves, but never played in an American professional basketball league.  He opted to play professionally in Europe, and is still regarded as one of the greatest American players ever to play in the European professional leagues, playing most of his career in Italy.  Currently he makes his home in Rome.