Willie Merriweather

 

Willie Merriweather

High School: Indianapolis Crispus Attucks 1955

College: PURDUE UNIVERSITY

Inducted 1989

All-state and All-American player for Crispus Attucks' legendary '55 state champions ... averaged 20 points and 20 rebounds a game, teaming with fellow Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson ... shot 70 percent from the floor and 94 percent from the line ... member of Indiana all-star team ... all-Big 10 at Purdue, where at 6-5 he was versatile enough to play all positions ... named All-America at guard ... averaged 20 pts a game, with high of 38 ... alternate on '60 US Olympic team ... turned down professional offer to combine teaching and semi-pro basketball.

Willie Merriweather


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