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Lou Bender

Lou Bender (College basketball.  Born, New York, NY, Mar. 8, 1910; died, Longboat Key, FL, Sept. 10, 2009.)  In his three varsity years at Columbia, Louis Bender played on teams that were 55-13 overall, 27-4 in the E.I.B.L., and winners of league titles in 1930 (9-1) and 1931 (10-0).  Bender led the league in scoring both years (9.6 p.p.g. each year) and was an all-America choice in both 1930 and 1932.  He played briefly with the Original Celtics in 1933 and later with the Boston Trojans and the New York Whirlwinds pro clubs.  Bender was a prominent lawyer and an assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York (1941-46) while playing pro ball.

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