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Phil Sellers

Phil Sellers (College basketball.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Nov. 20, 1953.)  Perhaps the best all-around player in Rutgers basketball history, Phillip Sellers, Jr., led the Scarlet Knights to a 31-2 record as a senior in 1975-76.  In four varsity seasons, Sellers broke almost all existing varsity records at Rutgers and graduated as the career record holder for […]

Dolph Schayes

Dolph Schayes (College basketball.  Born, New York, NY, May 19, 1928.)  A standout at DeWitt Clinton H.S., Adolph Schayes became one of the greatest players in New York University history when the Violets were ranked among the national powers of college basketball.  As a wartime freshman on the varsity in 1944-45, Schayes averaged 11.5 points per […]

Red Sarachek

Red Sarachek (College basketball.  Born, The Bronx, NY, Oct. 19, 1912; died, Deerfield Beach, FL, Nov. 14, 2005.)  Among the legendary basketball coaches in New York, Bernard Sarachek was considered the finest mind for the offensive game.  Sarachek, who played at N.Y.U. (1931-34) as a small guard, was an assistant coach at Manhattan’s Stuyvesant H.S. when […]

Bobby Knight

Bobby Knight (College basketball.  Born, Orrville, OH, Oct. 25, 1940.)  While he was to become a basketball coaching legend at Indiana, Robert Montgomery Knight launched his head coaching career at Army (1965-71).  Knight inherited a program that had begun having modest success when, after two seasons as an assistant under Tates Locke, he became head […]

Ted Kiendl

Ted Kiendl (College basketball.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, May 5, 1890; died, Bronxville, NY, July 26, 1976.)  Playing for Columbia basketball teams that won 40 of 43 games, Theodore Kiendl was a standout scorer in the game’s formative years.  Kiendl scored an even 100 points for the 1910-11 Lions in E.I.B.L. play, leading the league in […]

Don Kennedy

Don Kennedy (College basketball.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Apr. 25, 1907; died, Saddle River, NJ, Oct. 26, 2004.)  In 22 seasons as head coach, John W. Kennedy became synonymous with St. Peter’s basketball.  After playing at Savage Institute, Kennedy coached high school teams at Power Memorial, Regis, and St. Michael’s (Brooklyn).  In 1950, he succeeded George […]

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 […]

Junius Kellogg

Junius Kellogg (College basketball.  Born, Haverstraw, NY, Mar. 16, 1927; died, The Bronx, NY, Sept. 16, 1998.)  As a sophomore center on the Manhattan College varsity, Junius Kellogg reported a bribe offer to coach Ken Norton, triggering the 1951 “point-shaving” scandal that enveloped college basketball.  The scandal eventually included not only Manhattan but such national […]

Ed Kelleher

Ed Kelleher (College basketball.  Born, New York, NY, June 29, 1894; died, Munich, Germany, July 19, 1945.)  A very popular and highly successful coach, Edward Ambrose Kelleher turned out well-regarded teams at Fordham and West Point.  Kelleher began his varsity coaching career at St. John’s (1921-22), where his only team was 9-5.  At Fordham, he […]

Max Kase

Max Kase (Sports editor.  Born, New York, NY, July 21, 1898; died, Yonkers, NY, Mar. 19, 1974.)  Max Kase was known during his years as sports editor of the New York Journal-American for his newsy notes column entitled “Briefkase.”  He had a distinct “nose for news.”  Two years after the merger of the New York American […]

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