Captain, center and leading scorer of the Calumet area’s first state championship team … led Hammond Tech, a school without even a gymnasium of its own to practice in, to 1940 state championship … All-State … scored more than a third of his team’s points in victories over Lapel and Mitchell… earned 4 varsity basketball letters at Tech, along with 4 letters in baseball … attended Indiana State, but college career was interrupted by World War II.

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