Thursday, June 29, 2017

Leroy Chollet

Leroy Patrick Chollet


Born:
March 5, 1925
New Orleans, LA

Died:
June 10, 1998
Westlake, OH


Career
1942-43 Holy Cross - New Orleans, LA (High School)
1944-45 Loyola University - New Orleans (College)
1946-47 Canisius College (College)
1947-48 Canisius College (College)
1948-49 Canisius College (College)
1949-50 Syracuse Nationals (NBA)
1950-51 Syracuse Nationals (NBA)
1950-51 Utica Pros (ABL)
1951-52 Elmire Colonels (ABL)
1955-56 St. Edwards High School - Lakewood, OH (High School) Assistant coach
1956-57 St. Edwards High School - Lakewood, OH (High School) Head coach
1957-58 St. Edwards High School - Lakewood, OH (High School) Head coach
1958-59 St. Edwards High School - Lakewood, OH (High School) Head coach
1959-60 St. Edwards High School - Lakewood, OH (High School) Head coach


After graduating from high school, Chollet served in the navy during World War 2. He went to Loyola in New Orleans for a year, but after visiting his brother Hillary in New York where he was attending Cornell, Leroy decided to transfer to Canisius in Buffalo. He wound up being the first Canisius baskeball player to score 1000 point in his career and signed with the Syracuse Nationals after graduating. After a couple years with the Nationals and then two more seasons in the ABL, Chollet moved to Lakewood, Ohio, and took a job at St Edwards as a teacher and coach. He died from ALS in 1998.


Leroy was married to Barbara Knauss and they had two sons and a daughter.

Source:
Obituary, The Plain Dealer, June 14, 1998
Grave and Obit

Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/c/chollle01.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=chollle01

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