Led South Bend Central to state semifinals loss to Lafayette Jefferson …  twice named All-State 3-sport standout at Purdue … All-American in basketball, didn’t play football until he was a senior after World War II, yet still drafted by Chicago Bears … played pro basketball 2 years with Boston Celtics … played professional baseball in New York Yankee & Chicago Cub farm systems … in high school, he was class president 3 straight years … called by his high school coach, John Wooden, ‘one of the finest high school athletes that I ever had the privilege of coaching.’

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