Where Are They Now?
Xavier basketball is more popular now than ever, but the program has always attracted a litany of talented and touted players. Some have gone on to the professional ranks; others have simply gone on. As this year’s season gets underway, we tracked down some former players to find out what they’ve been doing in the years since they left campus. Here we check in with Bob Quick. You can find links to other profiles at the bottom of the page.
BOB QUICK '68
“I’ve always liked to challenge myself,” Bob Quick says. “To me that’s what sets one apart from another.”
In Quick’s case, the love of a good challenge set him apart twice: first as a basketball player, then as a successful entrepreneur. As a Musketeer, he totaled 1,636 points and averaged 21 points per game, stats that in 1968 carried him to the Baltimore Bullets of the NBA. After five years and three professional teams, a knee injury ended his career. Undaunted, he entered the world of marketing and advertising, founding Chromagraphics Inc., ultimately growing the Detroit-based company into a million-dollar enterprise.
In 1996, Quick left advertising and moved to Florida for long-overdue rehabilitation on his knee. For the past three years, he’s been a sales consultant for a Cincinnati auto dealer. But the siren song of advertising remains strong. “I feel like I’ve got one more push in me,” he says. “In marketing, it’s very challenging to get an assignment at 4:00 p.m., spend the night on it and take it in at 9:00 the next morning. I enjoyed that. It gives you that game-time high.”