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Buck Jenkins

Buck Jenkins (College basketball.  Born, Philadelphia, PA, Feb. 15, 1971.)  A slinky 6’5” forward with an accurate jump shot, Leonard Jenkins scored 1,767 points in 104 games over four seasons (1989-93) to become Columbia’s career scoring leader.  On the final night of his career (Mar. 6, 1993, at Dartmouth), Jenkins surpassed the three-year total of […]

Rudy Milkey

Rudy Milkey (College basketball. Born, Brooklyn, NY, Mar. 23, 1937.) After two years in the figurative shadow of Chet Forte and Ted Dwyer at Columbia, Rudy Milkey emerged as the Ivy League’s leading scorer (19.4 points per game) in 1957-58. Milkey, a forward from Richmond Hill H.S., scored 978 points in his three-year varsity career (1955-58) […]

Chet Forte

Chet Forte (College basketball and television.  Born, Hackensack, NJ, Aug. 7, 1935; died, San Diego, CA, May 18, 1996.)  One of the most celebrated sports directors of his time and a college basketball star despite standing only 5’9”, Folvio Chester Forte lived life to the fullest.  At Columbia, he became the first player ever to […]

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