Monday, May 23, 2016

Leroy King

Leroy Oliver King


Born:
December 24, 1921
Greeley, CO

Died:
August 8, 2004
Fountain Valley, CA


Career

1943-44 Monmouth University (College)
1944-45 Monmouth University (College)
1945-46 Northwestern University (College)
1946-47 Oklahoma City Con airs (AAU)
1947-48 Rochester Royals (NBL)
1947-48 West Bend - Wisconsin (Independent)
1947-48 Chicago Shamrocks (Independent)
1948-49 Chicago Shamrocks (Independent) 

Originally from Colorado, the highly-recruited 6'7 player went to Monmouth. Injuries limited King to just two games in his first two years, but he recovered and played full season at Monmouth before graduating. He moved on to Northwestern to attend Garrett Bibilical Institute (a seminary), and in one season at NU, finished fourth in the Big 10 in scoring. He moved on to become a pastor and educator in Kansas City, Missouri before returning to Colorado. He died in 2004.

He was married to Mary Margaret and had four children.

Source:
Monmouth Hall of Fame
Galesburg (Illinois) Register-Mail, March 28, 1963
The Rattle of Theta Chi, Volumes 31-36
Obituary

Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/nbl/players/k/kingle01n.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=kingle01

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