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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 […]

Bob Lloyd

Bob Lloyd (College basketball. Born, Upper Darby, PA, Oct. 5, 1945.) A relentless offensive guard, Robert Lloyd was Rutgers’ first great scorer and helped put the school on the road to big-time basketball. Lloyd scored 601 points as a sophomore in 1964-65 (25.0 points per game). As a junior, he set a school record (since […]

Theresa Grentz

Theresa Grentz (College basketball.  Born, Glenolden, PA, Mar. 24, 1952.)  Coming to Rutgers in 1976, Theresa Shank Grentz built the Lady Knights into a national powerhouse.  Grentz led Rutgers to one national championship and built another team that challenged for the title.  In 19 seasons (1976-95), she compiled a record of 434-150 at Rutgers, where […]

Kevin Bannon

Kevin Bannon (College basketball.  Born, Verona, NJ, June 11, 1957.)  On Apr. 3, 1997, Kevin Brian Bannon was named head basketball coach at Rutgers, ending a search that included some reported rejections of the position by other candidates.  However, Bannon injected some new life into a program that had been struggling since entering the Big […]

James Bailey

James Bailey (College basketball.  Born, Boston, MA, May 27, 1957.)  A lanky freshman on the Rutgers team that was 31-0 going into the national semifinals in 1976, James L. Bailey went on to become the school’s third 2,000-point scorer.  Bailey averaged only 8.5 points per game on the 1975-76 team but came into his own […]

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