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Sid Tanenbaum

Sid Tanenbaum (College Basketball.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Oct. 8, 1925; died, Far Rockaway, NY, Sept. 4, 1986.)  Even though not all of his games were against what would later be classified as collegiate opposition, Sidney Tanenbaum was the first player to score 1,000 points in his N.Y.U. basketball career (1,074).  As a sophomore, in 1944-45, […]

Cal Ramsey

Cal Ramsey (Basketball.  Born, Selma, AL, July 13, 1937.)  As a sophomore out of Commerce H.S., Calvin Ramsey had the third-best scoring season in N.Y.U. history up to that time (401 points) and went on to set new standards in almost every offensive category.  Ramsey had N.Y.U.’s first 40-point game (Feb. 7, 1959, vs. Hunter at […]

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 […]

Satch Sanders

Satch Sanders (College basketball.  Born, New York, NY, Nov. 8, 1938.)  After sublimating his game to Cal Ramsey for two years, Thomas Sanders emerged as a senior and led the N.Y.U. Violets to the 1960 Final Four in San Francisco.  In 1959-60, Sanders’ 577 points eclipsed Ramsey’s one-year record, as did his 411 rebounds in 27 […]

Barry Kramer

Barry Kramer (College basketball. Born, Schenectady, NY, Nov. 10, 1942.) Barry Kramer was second in the nation in scoring (29.3 points per game) and the first N.Y.U. player ever selected as a first-team All-American in basketball by the A.P. (1963). He also won the Haggerty Award as the Met area’s best player that year. His […]

Ray Lumpp

Ray Lumpp (Basketball. Born, Brooklyn, NY, July 11, 1924.) For more than six decades, Ray Lumpp has been a major name in New York sports. Lumpp returned from military service in World War II to play on three post-season tournament teams at N.Y.U. and was the second-highest scorer in the 1948 N.I.T. He then played […]

Boris Nachamkin

Boris Nachamkin (College basketball.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Dec. 6, 1933.)  A lanky 6’6” from Brooklyn’s Thomas Jefferson, Boris Alexander Nachamkin set a then-record at N.Y.U. with 437 points in 1952-53 (in 20 games), averaging 21.8 per game.  He also set Violets records for points (1,091) and rebounds (844) in his three-year career of only 63 […]

Frank Mangiapane

Frank Mangiapane (College basketball. Born, New York, NY, Aug. 25, 1925; died, Long Beach, NY, July 31, 2005.) Known primarily as the backcourt mate of Sid Tannenbaum, Frank Mangiapane was an all-around athlete at N.Y.U., also playing football and baseball. Mangiapane played for Howard Cann basketball teams that were 35-11 in his last two seasons, 19-3 […]

Happy Hairston

Happy Hairston (College basketball.  Born, Winston-Salem, NC, May 31, 1942; died, Los Angeles, CA, May 1, 2001.)  A 6’7” forward, Harold Hairston was a teammate of Barry Kramer for three seasons and helped N.Y.U. to a 55-20 record from 1961-64.  He missed the first half of his junior year (1962-63) for academic reasons but still […]

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