Louis Bullock is a former professional basketball player. Louis Bullock is regarded as one of the best scorers in the European Basketball League’s history. He’s also famous for his time with Real Madrid when he won two league titles and a European Cup.
Louis was unquestionably one of college basketball’s finest three-point shooters.
During his four years of collegiate basketball, he shot 42 percent from beyond the arc.
Background and High School
Louis Bullock was born on May 20, 1976, in Washington, D.C. to his father, Louis Sr. Regrettably, his mother’s identity is unknown.
Bullock is an American citizen with the zodiac sign Taurus, according to the horoscope chart.
When Sweet Lou was six years old, he began playing basketball. In the backyard, his father purchased a basketball hoop.
Bullock, meanwhile, switched from Canterbury Preparatory School to Laurel Baptist for his final year in 1995.
He averaged 26.5 points per game, 8 rebounds per game, and 6 assists per game during his junior year at Canterbury.
Bullock was a point guard for the team. Lou finished his senior year with 25.7 points per game, 8.7 rebounds per game, 8.4 assists per game, and 3.0 assists per game.
He also contributed to Laurel Baptist’s 36-5 record. Overall, the young athlete had 3,356 points and a 116-19 record in his prep career.
Bullock was later named the Washington Post’s All-Met Basketball Player of the Year for his efforts.
He was also selected McDonald’s All-American in the same year. He also won the three-point contest in all American games.
Bullock was the state’s best player and was voted the Gatorade State Player of the Year. ESPN listed him as a 4-star recruit.
Louis Bullock’s net worth is projected to be $1 million.
Despite not playing in the NBA, he earns the majority of his money from his successful career as a professional basketball player.
Bullock received $10,000 as a rookie contract with the Orlando Magic.
Bullock was rated one of Europe’s top 56 highest-paid athletes in 2008.
Bullock was paid $1 million each season during his stint at Real Madrid.
His compensation with other clubs, however, is not disclosed.
Facts of Louis Bullock
|Name||Louis “Lou” Bullock, Jr.|
|Date of Birth||May 20, 1976|
|Birth Place||Washington, D.C|
|Nick Name||Sweet Lou|
|Age||46 years old|
|Height||6 ft 1 inch (1.85m)|
|Weight||82 kgs (180 lb)|
|Body Mass Index (BMI)||23.7|
|Father name||Louis Bullock Sr.|
|Profession||Former Basketball Player|
|High School||Canterbury Preparatory School, Laurel Baptist Academy|
|High School Ranking||5-star recruit|
|College||University of Michigan (College)|
|Draft||1999/ 42nd overall pick|
|Team||Muller Verona, Olimpia Milano, Unicaja Malaga, Real Madrid, Cajasol Sevilla, Asefa Estudiantes.|
|Net worth||$1 million|
|Merch||University of Michigan Jersey|
|Last Update||June 2022|
Bullock was a four-year member of the Michigan football team. He was the team’s leading scorer in 11 games.
Lou started all 35 games as a sophomore, averaging 16.3 points per game and making 101-3 three-pointers. Bullock was a member of the USA’s gold-winning U-22 World Championship team at the end of the season.
Lou was also the team’s leading scorer for the second year in a row. He scored 17.1 points per possession on 44.9 percent shooting.
Bullock led the team in scoring again as a senior at Michigan, averaging 20.7 points per game. That season, he made 75 three-pointers.
He had a career-high 34 points in the game against Eastern Michigan. Bullock concluded his four years at Michigan as the third-highest scorer in the state and tenth in the Big Ten, with over 2,224 points.
Scandal at the University of Michigan
Louis and Chris Webber, along with two other Michigan players, were found guilty in 1997 of receiving illegal loans from Ed Martin as part of his gambling business’s money laundering scam.
Bullock and other participants were reportedly fined a total of $6,16,000 for money laundering.
The NBA Draft
Bullock was the 42nd overall choice in the 1999 NBA draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves. Bullock was then transferred by the Timberwolves to the Orlando Magic in exchange for cash.
However, he was waived by Magic prior to the start of the season. As a result, Bullock was unable to participate in even one NBA game.
Louis, on the other hand, spent his entire professional career in various European leagues, notably with six different teams.
Debut as a professional
Lou began his professional career with the Italian team Muller Verona, where he earned his first professional contract. In the 1999-00 season, he was a member of Verona.
Bullock then made his professional debut against Virtus Roma, which he lost 84-76. Louis then set a career-high with 46 points against Milano on March 19, 2000.
Bullock had a career-high nine rebounds in a 113-100 loss to Montecatini Terme on February 20, 2001.
Bullock averaged 22 points per game in the Euro League for Verona, shooting 41 percent from three-point range in 11 games.
He was the fifth-best scorer in the Euro league as a rookie. Bullock was later named to the first team of the 2001 All-Euro League.
Bullock later played for Unicaja in the Italian League for the next two seasons. Bullock was the best scorer in the Italian League in his first season with Milano, averaging 24.9 points in 29 games.
The Way to Spain
Bullock then signed with Unicaja Malaga in the Spanish ACB League in 2002. Before the Spanish league playoffs, he signed with Malaga and helped the team reach the finals.
Bullock averaged 15.0 points per game in just ten games, shooting 51.5 percent from the three-point range. In the Euro league, he averaged 14.4 points per game for Malaga.
Bullock was also a fan favorite in Malaga, as he helped the team secure Euro League berths for two seasons in a row.
Years of brilliance at Real Madrid
Bullock signed a contract to join Real Madrid in 2004.
He made an immediate influence on Real Madrid, not the football club, by assisting teams in winning many trophies.
Bullock was previously a shooting guard, but after joining the Madrid team, he was converted to a point guard. Bullock succeeded in his new role thanks to his ball-handling and vision.
Bullock had a season-high 35 points and five assists in an 85-83 win over BAXI Manresa on December 19, 2004.
Bullock had a career-high eight assists in a 77-83 win over Lugo on March 12, 2005.
Lou was named MVP of the ACB league finals later that year. Bullock scored 86 points in five games, including 11 in a must-win game five against TD Systems Baskonia on June 27, 2005.
Bullock won the 2007 Euro Cup and the Spanish league title the next season, in 2006-07.
On April 10th, 2007, Bullock scored 16 points in a 75-87 victory over Rytas Vilnius. Bullock shot 37.6 percent from outside the arc in the tournament, averaging 13 points per game.
In addition, he suffered a hand injury when playing against Estudiantes in the ACB League. He did, however, receive medical help soon after his injury.
Aside from that, the Americans spent the next three seasons with Real Madrid before departing in the summer of 2010.
He did, however, leave Madrid with the club’s and fans’ respect. With his talent and personality on the field, he won over Madrid supporters.
Bullock later agreed to a one-year contract with CB Cajasol Sevilla for the 2010-11 season.
Bullock reached the Euro Cup final for the second time in one season with Sevilla, but this time he was on the losing side. Bullock averaged 11.8 points per game in 16 games.
The End of a Career
Bullock was signed by Asefa Estudiantes, according to an interview from April 2012.
He only appeared in three games, averaging 1.7 points per game. Bullock’s professional career comes to a close with Estudiantes.
Wife and Children
Louis Bullock is married and has three daughters in his personal life. His family members’ identities, however, have yet to be revealed.
It’s unclear why the former athlete is so adamant about maintaining privacy.
His family, on the other hand, has been allowed to live a life away from the paparazzi as a result of this.
Body Measurement and Playing Style
When it comes to physical prowess, Louis Bullock is shorter than the normal point guards.
Lou is a tall man, standing at 6 feet 1 inch. He also weighs roughly 82 kilograms (180lbs).
Lou’s BMI is 23.5 as well. Unfortunately, Bullock’s listed wingspan and vertical jump are missing.
Before the draft, Lou was one of the top American combo guards coming out of college.
Even after being picked, Bullock was unable to make his NBA debut.
Bullock was a scorer who could score in a variety of ways, and his abilities were undeniable.
He wasn’t the most athletic 6’1′′ guard, but he was fantastic with his pace-changing skills, shooting, and timing.
His 3-point shooting was the strongest aspect of his game. In college, 42 percent of his shots were 3-pointers, compared to 52.4 percent in the Euro league.
He had a rapid release and a quick set of feet and shoulders, too. He could also make midrange shots.
Lou was also a versatile guard who could play both point and shooting guard.
He also had incredible ball-handling skills, as well as exceptional footwork and speed, which he used to score and create space.
Bullock was also a facilitator when necessary since he was unselfish.
However, he struggled to rebound but excelled at stealing the ball.
Louis, unfortunately, just has a Twitter account. He has roughly 10.4k Twitter followers. Bullock uses social media to share images of his family and basketball-related content.