Sacramento, Calif. — Today, the Sacramento Kings announce Quincy Acy as the recipient of the 2016 Oscar Robertson Triple-Double Award, presented by Wells Fargo. The award, named after the NBA legend, is given each year to a player who exemplifies excellence on the court and in the community. Kings Owner and Chairman Vivek Ranadivé will be joined by Kings Vice President and General Manager Vlade Divac along with Wells Fargo Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager Jerome Mends-Cole to present Acy with the award on Thursday, April 7 before the team takes on the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Throughout the 2015-16 NBA season, Quincy has been a leader in making positive contributions on and off the court and in the community. In his second season with the Kings, he’s made a priority of giving back to the community not only in and around the Sacramento region, but wherever he is.
“It’s a true honor receiving an award in recognition of an NBA Legend whose efforts on the court and in the community impacted so many lives,” said Kings Forward Quincy Acy. “As my career in the league progresses, I strive to be a strong community leader and positive contribution to my team.”
Acy has contributed time and resources to making memorable experiences for youth. This season, Acy joined his teammates as they participated in Kings led community impact initiatives such as visiting with hospitalized children at St. Jude Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, participating in a literacy hike where he produced poems with foster children that were published in Mini Magazine, attending Global Winter Wonderland with Big Brothers Big Sisters, along with helping to hand out over 4,000 bikes to children during an annual bike and toy giveaway during the Kings Season of Doing Good. Acy also participated in a Kings NEXT scrimmage hosted by the Mack Road Partnership and the Sacramento Police Department.
Aside from spending time with youth, Acy made other contributions in the community by raising awareness to help end domestic violence and sexual assault as part of the NO MORE Campaign, helping to clean Oak Park Sol Community Garden as part of The California Endowment’s Cesar Chavez Day of Service and visiting active duty service members at Coronado Naval Base.
The Oscar Robertson Triple-Double Award winner is presented to a deserving Kings player who best exemplifies winning characteristics, both as an athlete and a conscientious citizen active in the community. Deconstructed, the “triple” signifies on-court accomplishments: team leader, embodies the spirit of sportsmanship and plays an outstanding all-around game. The “double” signifies his impact off the court by demonstrating a commitment to community service and family.
Heralded as one of the finest players in NBA history, Oscar Robertson left an indelible impression on the league when he averaged a triple-double in 1961-62, posting an astounding 30.8 ppg, 12.8 rpg and 11.4 apg. The feat has not been duplicated since and remains one of the sport’s most elusive statistical achievements. Robertson finished his career with 181 career triple-doubles, 41 of which he logged during the historic 61-62 campaign, each NBA records.
Following his playing days, the “Big O” has channeled his energies into a number of small business ventures while maintaining a robust involvement in the community. He is active in numerous philanthropic activities, including the International Prostate Cancer Foundation, the Boys Club of New York and the National Kidney Foundation, for whom he acts as an advocate for organ donation. Robertson and his wife Yvonne are co-chairs of the University of Cincinnati’s $1 billion capital campaign and have also funded the Oscar and Yvonne Robertson Scholarship Fund at the University.
Inaugurated in 2003, the Oscar Robertson Triple-Double Award honor has been bestowed to some of the most recognizable figures in Kings team history, including Chris Webber (2003), Vlade Divac (2004), Peja Stojakovic (2005), Corliss Williamson (a back-to-back recipient in 2006 & 2007), Jason Thompson (2013) and Acy’s current teammates Rudy Gay (2014) and Ben McLemore (2015).