Clyde Lovellette


Clyde Lovellette

High School: Terre Haute Garfield 1948


Inducted 1982

A dominating 6-9 center with Terre Haute Garfield ... as a junior in '47, he led his team to the state runner-up spot, scoring 25 points in a losing effort against Shelbyville ... All-State ... 3 times all-conference and all-Wabash Valley ... a 3-time All-American at Kansas ... twice led NCAA in scoring ... his Jayhawks won the national title in '52 ... that season named NCAA player of the year ... MVP in the '52 NCAA tourney ... gold medalist with the '52 U. S. Olympic team ... AAU All-American one season with Phillips ... 12-year career in the NBA ... played on 3 world championship teams ... all-pro honors ... inducted into Naismith Hall of Fame in '87.

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