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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1993 - Sports. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 28, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/19121/show/18980.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1993 - Sports. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/19121/show/18980

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Transcript Superstar 'Bo' is Kin Wild man Outlaw moves the team emotionally H'is nicknames ran aplenty. "Bo" was heard most often in Cougar practices. But "King" and "Superstar" were also directed at the basketballer. His real name was Charles Outlaw. The name was a perfect connotation for the way he played the game. Instead of a six-shooter at his side, he used his 6'8", 210-pound frame as his weapon. He shot down his opponents with thunderous dunks and intimidating blocked shots. His height and weight were small for the center position, but Outlaw made it up with his unbelievable strength and quickness. He bench pressed 305 pounds and his maximum in the squat was 375 pounds. His vertical leap from a standstill measured 36 inches, but with running start, Outlaw aired out at around 42 inches. And with only 2.9 percent of his body being fat, Bo was one of the leanest athletes in Cougar history. "I don't know how it's so low. I eat all the time," Outlawsaid. "I eat everything." Outlaw preferred to be called just "Bo" because "that's what my mother calls me." But his teammates didn't let the senior center off that easy. "We call him the 'King' because at his other school (South Plains Junior College) he was the Homecoming King," 152 Sports Derrick Smith said. "We call him 'Superstar' now because he was on national television making one of his faces." "Aw, man, it's just Bo," Outlaw said half-grinning in response. Off the court, Smith calls him "wild," but come tip- off time, Outlaw was all business. Last year, Outlaw finished the season with the top field goal percentage in the nation at 68.4 percent. That statistic broke former Cougar Hakeem Olajuwon's 1984 school record of 67.5 percent. He also topped the SWC with 3.1 blocks per game, 10th best in the country. In the upcoming campaign, big things were expected from the pre-season center favorite. "We want him to score. I think he has to look (for shots) a lot more than he did last year. He's a lot better offensively that he was last year," Head Coach Pat Foster said. Don't expect more perimeter scoring. Foster emphasized that Outlaw wasn't that type of player. "He can't shoot on the perimeter...and he knows it, but see, about 98 percent of the players don't know that (they cannot shoot from the outside), and that's why he is such a great player. He knows what he can do and what he can't do," Foster said. The newest edition to the squad, junior college transfer Anthony Goldwire, was im pressed with Outlaw's play. "He's real good. He runs the floor real well. He loves defense. People don't look at him as a real offensive player, but he can score," Goldwire said. "He kinda picks the team up emotionally when the team's down." Goldwire especially liked it when Outlaw dunked. "That's his motivation, it gets him going. Whenever he makes a dunk, we know he's in the game mentally." Outlaw had played against some real SWC talents like Dexter Cambridge and Brent Scott over the last year, but said the best athlete he ever matched-up with was NBA Rookie-of-the-Year candidate Shaquille O'Neal. The Orlando Magic superstar developed out of the San Antonio high school ranks as did Outlaw. From Outlaw's sophomore season at John Jay High School on, he and O'Neal battled each other in annual all-star games. "He was about 6'10", 280 then and was already pretty good. I blocked a couple of his shots, but he blocked more of mine. He won that battle," Outlaw said. The possibility of bucking up to the "Shaq" in the NBA was intriguing to Outlaw, but he wasn't looking ahead. "I'm not there yet, so I'm not thinking about it. But when I do, I'll call you and tell you how it is. "-Keith Rollins Cougar Basketball JLike a long, lean, well-stick, Charles "Bo" Outlaw moves through the Texas Tech defense, Unfortunately, Outlaw's foul trouble often got him in trouble in the big games like this one. Photo by Thomas Nguyen, (centi >r) r orward Jessie Drain tries to move around the Cardinal's D. Photo by Thomas Nguyen, (lower left) In this rare scene from "Bo Outlaw Backstage", Bo shows off his new trophy. The trophy is for the SWC Men's Basketball Player of the year, and it's about as shiny as Outlaw's pants. Photo by Thomas Nguyen. (lower center) InanHofheinz Pavilion match-up, the Cougars actually beat Will Flemmonda and Texas Tech, but, as David Diaz can attest to, they couldn't get a hand In on Tech on the road. Photo by Thomas Nguyen, (below) ssfc SwfSS Tv\ V ^J^| pfrj ' «9 *$M Mih T- ' w^Jmk\ Scoreboard 1992-93 Cougar Basketball,! Houston Continued Opponent 66 92 77 93 78 89 76 86 78 86 Texas Christian U. 681 Nevada 80I California State-Fullerton63 Texas Tech 7 Texas A&M 5 Louisville 8 Baylor 7 Texas 7 Rice £ Texas Christian U. E Southwest Conference Tournament 84 Texas A&M 681 58 Texas 50 76 Texas Tech 881 National Invitational Tournament 61 U. Texas-El Paso 671 Basketball 53