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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 […]

Bobby Wanzer

Bobby Wanzer (College basketball.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, June 4, 1921.)  A New York high school basketball star, Robert Francis Wanzer became a standout guard at Seton Hall and later with Rochester in the N.B.A.  Wanzer starred for Bill Spiegel at Benjamin Franklin on teams that were unbeaten P.S.A.L. champions.  A World War II hitch in […]

Richie Regan

Richie Regan (College basketball.  Born, Newark, NJ, Nov. 23, 1930; died, Neptune, NJ, Dec. 24, 2002.)  For nearly half a century, Richard Jean Regan was associated with Seton Hall as a basketball player, coach, athletic director, and fund-raiser.  Regan was an all-State basketball player at Newark’s West Side H.S., when he enrolled at Seton Hall […]

Bob Davies

Bob Davies (College basketball.  Born, Harrisburg, PA, Jan. 15, 1920; died, Hilton Head, SC, Apr. 22, 1990.)  Among the truly great basketball players of his era, Robert Edris Davies transferred from Franklin & Marshall to Seton Hall.  There, Davies starred for teams that won 54 of 59 games over three seasons (1939-42).  After World War […]

George Blaney

George Blaney (College basketball.  Born, Jersey City, NJ, Nov. 12, 1939.)  A Holy Cross star who played briefly for the Knicks (36 games in 1961-62), George R. Blaney succeeded P.J. Carlesimo as head coach at Seton Hall.  Blaney had been a coach at Stonehill, Dartmouth, and Holy Cross (for 22 seasons, 1972-94) before succeeding Carlesimo July […]

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