Led Owensville High School to their first two sectional championships in 1925 and 1926, each year losing to the eventual state runner-up in close regional games… over his junior and senior seasons, Owensville had a 48-9 record, the two winningest seasons in school history… at Indiana University, he enrolled with classmate Branch McCracken and that duo led the Hoosiers in scoring as sophomores in the 1927-28 season, going 15-2 and tying for the Big Ten championship – the 2nd conference title in school history…  again was a leading scorer his junior year, garnering his 2nd consecutive All-Big Ten recognition, named to the 1929 Indiana all-college team and 1929 3rd team All-American honors…  was the captain and leading scorer of the New York Athletic Club of the AAU league for five seasons and played briefly with the Indianapolis Kautskys, alongside John Wooden.

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