CBA Mourns Loss of Hall of Fame Inductee Bob Roma ’75

Christian Brothers Academy mourns the loss of alumnus, Hall of Fame inductee, and basketball legend Bob Roma ’75.

Roma made his mark on the hardwood as a student-athlete, leading the Colts to two state titles and a nationally-ranked undefeated season in 1972-73. He graduated from the Academy as the all-time leading scorer and rebounder in program history. Roma went on to play at Princeton University before being drafted by the NBA’s Kansas City Kings.

His CBA scoring mark stood for 40 years until Pat Andree ’16 topped his record, and Roma returned to CBA to personally congratulate Andree.

Roma was inducted into the CBA Hall of Fame in 2015 for his impact on CBA Basketball and his business career.

“I first met Bob when we entered CBA as freshmen in the fall of 1971. His easy-going personality enabled him to make friends effortlessly,” President Br. Frank Byrne ’75 said. “Bob was a proud alumnus of CBA, and it was a fitting tribute to have him inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2015.”

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to Christian Brothers Academy. You can read his full obituary here.

Roma with former AD John Przygocki, former head coach Vinnie Cox, and former head coach Ed Wicelinski at the 2017 CBA vs. RBC game.
Roma returned to congratulate Pat Andree '16 for breaking his scoring record in February 2016.
About Christian Brothers Academy:
Christian Brothers Academy (CBA) is a private, Catholic, academic preparatory school for boys located in Lincroft, New Jersey. Founded in 1959 and taught in the Lasallian tradition, CBA is dedicated to helping students become intellectually mature and morally responsible leaders for society. Through generous contributions from family and friends of the Academy, CBA awards over $1.9 million in scholarships and financial aid to current students. Experience the Academy at