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Walter Budko

Walter Budko (College basketball.  Born, Brooklyn, June 30, 1925.)  A 6’5”, 220-pound center, Walter Budko, Jr., was the first man in Columbia basketball history to score over 1,000 career points.  He led the wartime 1942-43 varsity in scoring as a freshman (251 points in 18 games, a 13.9 p.p.g. average), but entered the service after his […]

John Azary

John Azary (College basketball.  Born, The Bronx, NY, Oct. 14, 1929; died, Washington, DC, Sept. 15, 1981.)  The son of Hungarian immigrants who became naturalized U.S. citizens, John D. Azary became the first Columbia player to score over 1,000 points in a three-year varsity career.  Azary was a strong 6’3”, 200 pounds who played forward […]

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