Graduated as the career scoring leader at Waveland High School and in Montgomery County history and his 1,777 career points placed him 5th in IHSAA history upon his graduation in 1955… totaled 712 points his senior season (31 points per game), scored 608 as a junior (27 points per game) and had a single-game record of 46 points…  helped Waveland to sectional championships in 1952 and 1953 and Montgomery County Tournament titles in 1953 and 1955…  At Purdue University under HOF coach Ray Eddy, he led the Boilers in scoring as a sophomore with averages of 13.8 points and 8.8 rebounds per game and holds career averages of 11.1 points and 7.3 rebounds per game… credited with the first double-double in Purdue history (12 points & 14 rebounds December 1956 vs. Missouri), his first of 13 career double-double games.

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