All-state and All-American player for Crispus Attucks’ legendary ’55 state champions … averaged 20 points and 20 rebounds a game, teaming with fellow Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson … shot 70 percent from the floor and 94 percent from the line … member of Indiana all-star team … all-Big 10 at Purdue, where at 6-5 he was versatile enough to play all positions … named All-America at guard … averaged 20 pts a game, with high of 38 … alternate on ’60 US Olympic team … turned down professional offer to combine teaching and semi-pro basketball.

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