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Charley Jones

Charley Jones (College basketball.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, July 17, 1975.)  Since 1948, when official records began, only eight men have led the nation’s major college players in scoring in successive years.  One of them is Charles Rahmel Jones of L.I.U., the national collegiate scoring leader in 1996-97 and 1997-98.  Jones came out of Brooklyn’s Bishop […]

Dick Holub

Dick Holub (College basketball.  Born, Racine, WI, Oct. 29, 1921; died, Sun City West, AZ, July 27, 2009.)  A star with Clair Bee’s L.I.U. teams both before and after World War II, Richard W. Holub then coached Fairleigh Dickinson for 17 seasons (1949-66).  Holub played at L.I.U. from 1940-43 and returned for the 1946-47 season.  […]

Ray Felix

Ray Felix (College and pro basketball.  Born, New York, NY, Dec. 10, 1930; died, New York, NY, July 28, 1991.)  With his college career truncated by L.I.U.’s dropping basketball in 1951 in the wake of the widespread point-shaving scandal, 6’11” Ray Felix played for the national Y.M.C.A. champions (Carlton Branch, Brooklyn) before turning pro with […]

Clair Bee

Clair Bee (College basketball. Born, March 2, 1896, Grafton, WV; died, May 20, 1983, Cleveland, OH)  After a multi-sport athletic career at Waynesburg (Penna.) College, Clair F. Bee was hired by the then-new Long Island University as virtually a one-man athletic department.  Without a staff, he coached and organized teams in all major sports.  But […]

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