#55 Louis Orr
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6'8" 175 lbs Forward
HS: Withrow Cincinnati, OH
Born: 5/7/1958 Cincinnati, OH
Season Stats
Season Cl Pos G GS Min FG FGA % FT FTA % Asst Reb Fls DQ TO ST BS Pts PPG APG RPG
1976-77 Fr F 30 2 - 105 186 56.5%
72 96 75.0%
52 194 75 3 - - - 282 9.4 1.7 6.5
1977-78 So F 28 28 - 157 302 52.0%
43 59 72.9% 36 217 73 3 - - - 357 12.8 1.3 7.8
1978-79 Jr F 28 27 - 142 248 57.3%
85 117 72.6% 66 215 76 3 - - - 369 13.2 2.3 7.7
1979-80 Sr F 30 30 - 189 332 56.9%
101 119 84.9%
106 255 75 0 - - - 479 16.0 3.5 8.5
Career    
116
87
-
593
1068
55.5%
301
391
77.0%
260
881
299
9
-
-
-
1487
12.8
2.2
7.6

Louie Orr was a star player from Cincinnati, Ohio who was the first recruit of new head coach Jim Boeheim. A tall splinter of a player, Orr would combine with Roosevelt Bouie to form the Bouie 'N Louie show at Syracuse, an outstanding four year record of 100-18.

Louis Orr Syracuse OrangemenOrr was an intelligent player with a soft shot and a tremendous instinct for rebounding. Orr started his career as a solid free throw shooter and became an excellent one by time he graduated. He developed excellent passing skills, and possessed a good 15 foot jumper that could pull opposing defenses out from the basket. Orr was fantastic on the fast break, running the court with ease.

Orr was a valuable sixth man most of his freshman year. Everyone would start to take notice when he had a 15 point, 20 rebound effort in a win over American University. A couple games later he put up 20 points and 11 rebounds to beat West Virginia.

Orr would move to the starting lineup his sophomore season and started every game his last three years. He and Bouie formed a dynamic one-two punch, both able to score inside and rebound. The two players complimented each other well. The two led Syracuse to the Big East regular season championship in the conference's inaugural season in 1980. Orr would have a career high 29 points, along with 17 rebounds, in a win at St. John's his senior year. The Orangemen would be upset by Iowa in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen, though Orr had 16 rebounds in the loss.

Orr earned All-America honors his senior season, and was named first team Big East. He was the 28th pick of the 1980 draft, taken in the first round by the Indiana Pacers. He played two seasons with the Pacers, and then six more with the New York Knicks, with career high 12.7 ppg in the 1984-85 season. Orr would have a solid but unspectacular NBA career, playing in the playoffs four of his eight seasons.

NBA Career Statistics
Season Pos G Min FG FGA % FT FTA % 3FGA 3FGM % Asst Reb Fls DQ TO ST BS Pts PPG APG RPG
1980-81 F
82
1787
348
709
49.1%
163
202
80.7%
0
6
0.0%
132
361
153
123
55
25
859
10.5
1.6
4.4
1981-82 F
80
1951
357
719
49.7%
203
254
79.9%
1
8
12.5%
134
331
182
137
56
26
918
11.5
1.7
4.1
1982-83 F
82
1666
274
593
46.2%
140
175
80.0%
0
2
0.0%
94
228
134
93
64
24
688
8.4
1.1
2.8
1983-84 F
78
1640
262
572
45.8%
173
211
82.0%
0
0
---
61
228
142
95
66
17
697
8.9
0.8
2.9
1984-85 F
79
2452
372
766
48.6%
262
334
78.4%
1
10
10.0%
134
391
195
138
100
27
1007
12.7
1.7
4.9
1985-86 F
74
2237
330
741
44.5%
218
278
78.4%
0
4
0.0%
179
312
177
118
61
26
878
11.9
2.4
4.2
1986-87 F
65
1440
166
389
42.7%
125
172
72.7%
1
5
20.0%
110
232
123
70
47
18
458
7.0
1.7
3.6
1987-88 F
29
180
16
50
32.0%
8
16
50.0%
0
1
0.0%
9
34
27
14
6
0
40
1.4
0.3
1.2
Total
F
569
13,353
2,125
4,539
46.8%
1,292
1,642
78.7%
3 36 8.3%
853
2,117
1,133
-
788
455
163
5,545
9.8
1.5
3.7

After his NBA career ended, Orr began his coaching career as an assistant at Xavier from 1991-1994, and then as an assistant at Providence College from 1994 to 1996.

In the 1996-97 season, Orr returned to Syracuse as an assistant coach for Boeheim. He would be an assistant at Syracuse for four years until the end of the 1999-2000 season.

Orr left Syracuse in 2000 to become the head coach of Siena College. He lead Siena to a 20-11 record, and tied for the MAAC conference championship in his first year. A hot commodity, Orr then became the head coach of Seton Hall University. In the 2002-2003 season, he lead the Pirates to a 21-10 record, and earned Big East Coach of the Year honors, becoming the first person to earn both all conference honors as a player and as a coach.

Orr had a record of 80-69 at Seton Hall over five seasons, rebuilding their program and taking them to two NCAA berths, from 2002-2006. He became the head coach of Bowling Green starting in the 2007-08 season. He coached the Falcons to the Mid-American Conference championship his second season there, and was named the MAC Coach of the Year. He was fired from Bowling Green in 2014. His overall coaching record was 201-201. Orr would return to coaching as an assistant coach at Georgetown in 2017.

Coaching Record
Season School
Wins
Losses
Pct
Notes
2000-01 Siena College
20
11
,645
MAAC Championship
2001-02 Seton Hall
12
18
.400
 
2002-03 Seton Hall
17
13
.567
NIT
2003-04 Seton Hall
21
10
.677
NCAA
2004-05 Seton Hall
12
16
.429
 
2005-06 Seton Hall
18
12
.600
NCAA
2007-08 Bowling Green
13
17
.433
 
2008-09 Bowling Green
19
14
.575
MAC Championship, NIT
2009-10 Bowling Green
14
16
.467
 
2010-11 Bowling Green
14
19
.424
 
2011-12 Bowling Green
16
16
.500  
2012-13 Bowling Green
13
19
.406  
2013-14 Bowling Green
12
20
.375  
Total  
201
201
.500
 

Orr was named a Vic Hanson Medal of Excellence winner in 1990 by Syracuse University. He was named to the Syracuse University All Century Team in 2000, and a Syracuse Letterwinner of Distinction in 2006. Syracuse retired his uniform along with Roosevelt Bouie's in February 2015.

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