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Nick Werkman

Nick Werkman (College Basketball.  Born, Trenton, NJ, July 17, 1942.)  A solid 6’3”, Nick (the Quick) Werkman exploded onto Seton Hall’s and college basketball’s scene as a sophomore in 1961-62 with a 33.0 average, the eighth-highest in collegiate records.  Werkman was especially welcome to Eastern fans since the sport was unwillingly wallowing in the revelations […]

Lou Rossini

Lou Rossini (Basketball.  Born, The Bronx, NY, Apr. 24, 1921; died, Sewell, NJ, Oct. 21, 2005.)  A career that was later to become very international began with a local bang for Lucio A. Rossini.  Just before the 1950-51 season was to start for the Columbia varsity, coach Gordon Ridings suffered a heart attack and Rossini, […]

Barry Kramer

Barry Kramer (College basketball. Born, Schenectady, NY, Nov. 10, 1942.) Barry Kramer was second in the nation in scoring (29.3 points per game) and the first N.Y.U. player ever selected as a first-team All-American in basketball by the A.P. (1963). He also won the Haggerty Award as the Met area’s best player that year. His […]

Happy Hairston

Happy Hairston (College basketball.  Born, Winston-Salem, NC, May 31, 1942; died, Los Angeles, CA, May 1, 2001.)  A 6’7” forward, Harold Hairston was a teammate of Barry Kramer for three seasons and helped N.Y.U. to a 55-20 record from 1961-64.  He missed the first half of his junior year (1962-63) for academic reasons but still […]

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