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Charles Murphy
Center 6 ft 6 inches Purdue 1927-1930

Charles Stretch Murphy

 

Center 6 ft 6 inches Purdue 1927-1930 Member of Naismith College Basketball Hall of Fame

 

One of the tallest players in early men’s college basketball history, the 6 ft 6 inch Stretch Murphy towered over his Purdue teammates and most of the opposing teams’ players.

 

Charles Murphy was chosen a first team All American two straight seasons, 1929 and 1930. As a junior in 1928-29 Stretch Murphy averaged 12.1 points per game and helped the Purdue Boilermakers compiled a 13-4 record. The next season he averaged 12.7 ppg and Purdue went 13-2 for the season.  Basketball Historian Archives


Gene Englund
Center 6 ft 4 inches Wisconsin 1937-1941

A smart player, Gene Englund made good use of his brains as well as his brawn. Gene Englund played a major role in helping the Wisconsin Badgers win the 1941 NCAA Championship. As a senior in 1941 he was the first Wisconsin player chosen the  Big Ten MVP, as well as named All-Big Ten and first team All American.

 

In Wisconsin’s Championship season of 1941, sports writers referred to 6 ft 4 inch center Gene Englund, a senior, and 6 ft 3 inch forward John Kotz, a sophomore, as Wisconsin’s 1-2 Punch. Wisconsin finished the 1940-1941 Big Ten season at 11-1, and were 20-3 overall.

 

In the 1941 NCAA Tournament Games Gene Englund led the Badgers with 18 points in an opening postseason round win over Dartmouth, and scored a total of 42 in that tourney. He led Wisconsin twice in scoring, 1940 and 1941, and set a school record with 304 points in 1941. Gene Englund scored a career high 27 points against Butler in 1941. 

 

Member Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame.


Bud Foster
Center Wisconsin 1926-1930, Head Coach Wisconsin 1934-1959

Harold Bud Foster by Basketball Historian 

 

Center Wisconsin 1926-1930, Head Coach Wisconsin 1934-1959 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Bud Foster was head coach for Wisconsin Men’s Basketball for 25 seasons, 1934-35-1958-59, and guided the Badgers to two NCAA postseason berths, 1941, 1947, and to its only NCAA Championship Title, 1941. 

 

Harold Bud Foster’s teams won three Big Ten Championships, 1935, 1941 and 1947 and three 2nd place finishes. His teams posted an overall record of 265-267, including a 143-182 in conference play and 4-1 in NCAA postseason play.

 

The 1941 Wisconsin NCAA Championship squad coach by Bud Foster won its last 15 games, including 3 in the postseason, Tourney and compiled a 20-3 record.

 

As a player Bud Foster was team captain and selected an All-Big Ten center twice, 1929 and 1930, and earned nationwide Collegiate All American honors in 1930.

 

Elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1964, the Helms Basketball Foundation Hall of Fame, the Wisconsin State Athletic Hall of Fame, and the Madison (WI) Pen and Mike Club Hall of Fame. 

Bud Foster played professional basketball with the Oshkosh All Stars of Wisconsin after graduating from college in 1930.


Len Chappell
Forward Center 6 ft 8 inches Wake Forest 1959-1962

An outstanding scorer and rebounder Len Chappell was one of the best players in the early 1960s. 

 

Forward Center 6 ft 8 inches, Wake Forest 1959-1962  A first round pick by the Syracuse Nationals in 1962 NBA draft

 

He averaged a robust 27.6 points and pulled in 17.1 rebounds per game in eight NCAA Tournament games in back to back seasons, 1961 and 1962. Helping Wake Forest post a 6-2 record in the tournaments. Len Chappell made over half of his field goals and scored a resounding 2165 points in just 87 games spanning three seasons, averaging 24.9 points per game. And averaged 13.7 rebounds per game.

 

Len Chappell averaged a career-high 30.1 points and 15.2 rebounds per game and received numerous accolades as a senior in 1961-1962, including consensus first team All American and All ACC Conference.

 

Len Chappell college stats: 2165 points 24.9 PPG, 764 FGM, 1507 FGA, .507 pct, 637 FTM, 897 FTA, .710 pct, 1213 rebounds, 13.9 average in 87 games. Basketball Historian


Ralph Beard
Guard 5 ft 11 inches Kentucky 1945-1949, Olympics 1948

Hometown: Louisville Kentucky

Guard 5 ft 11 inches Kentucky 1945-1949, USA Olympics 1948 Later played for the Indianapolis Olympians of the NBA One of the men’s college basketball leading players in this era, Ralph Beard helped the University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball team win a NIT Championship in 1945-46 and win back to back NCAA Championships, 1947-48 and 1948-49. Kentucky coached by Adolph Rupp was 36-3 and 32-2 in those last two seasons.

 

A swift dribbling playmaker, Ralph Beard was a three time, first team All American unanimous choice as a sophomore, 1946-47, and as a junior 1947-48 and a consensus choice as a senior, 1948-49. During this era without the shot clock the result was naturally lower scoring game. Ralph Beard averaged 10.9 per games during his four year college career. A member of the 1948 USA Olympic team. Ralph Beard college stats: 1517 points, 10.9 average per game, 139 games, 305 FTM, 489 FTA, .624 pct. Note: Rebounds records from this era are incomplete. 

 


Ray Patterson
Team Captain, Wisconsin 1941-1945

A leading offensive Wisconsin basketball player during the mid 1940s, Roy A Patterson went on to become a successful president and general manager of the NBA Houston Rockets, 1972-1989. 

 

Team Captain, Wisconsin Men’s Basketball 1941-1945 Member of U Of Wisconsin Hall of Fame, Hometown: Beaver Dam WI.

 

As a player with Wisconsin in 1944 Roy Patterson led Wisconsin to a second place finish with a 9-3 record. He ended tied in scoring for second place in the Big Ten Conference   with 193 points, and scored a career best 295 overall points, averaging 14.0 per game. In his senior year 1944-45 he averaged 10.7 points per game, 225 for the season for a Wisconsin team that finished 4-8 in Big 10 action.

 

Roy A Patterson was named Wisconsin Men’s Basketball MVP in 1944 and 1945, named first team Al Big Ten in 1944, And received the old Chicago Herald newspaper All American Squad Award in 1944.

 

Played pro basketball with Dow Chemical Basketball Team In Midland MI from 1945-48 and earned a masters degree from UW Madison in 1948. Taught at Wayland Academy 1949-54, and later president and headmaster at that academy 1954-69.

 

Roy A Patterson was part owner and president of the NBA Milwaukee Bucks 1969-1972 and the Bucks won 1971 NBA Championship during his stay. Joined the Houston Rockets ofthe NBA 1972-89. Voted the 1976-77 NBA Executive of the Year.

 

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