Dave Meyers, American basketball player, died at 62

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David William “Dave” Meyers, born on April 21, 1953 and died October 9, 2015 of cancer.

Dave was an American college basketball forward/center for the University of California, Los Angeles, and professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association for the Milwaukee Bucks.

Born in San Diego, California, Dave was one of 11 children (six girls, five boys) of Bob and Pat Meyers.

Bob was a standout basketball player at Marquette University and was the Warriors’ captain in 1944-45.

Dave attended high school at Sonora High School in La Habra, California.

As a senior, he averaged 22.7 points per game in leading the Raiders to the Orange League title and, in the postseason, the California Southern Section AA championship.

Dave Meyers was named AA Player of the Year.

Dave married his wife, Linda, in 1975. Daughter Crystal was born a year later, and son Sean followed three years later.

Dave worked as a sales rep for Motorola and took night classes in education at National University.

He received his teaching certificate and, beginning in 1988, for many years he served as a sixth-grade teacher at Railroad Canyon School in Lake Elsinore, California.

He also served as a basketball instructor, both privately and at camps, primarily for children ages 8–12.

Dave Meyers died of cancer in Temecula, California on October 9, 2015 at the age of 62.

Dave was the older brother of Ann Meyers, who also was an outstanding basketball player as well as the only woman to sign a free-agent contract with an NBA team (Indiana Pacers, 1979).

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