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R.i.p. Jo Jo White 1 week 6 days ago #280911

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matt105 wrote: If memory serves me right , jo Jo White ( Kansas ?) came into Alumni Hall to play SJU . They were a highly ranked team and got blown out by the Redmen . Albie Schwartz put the clamps on Jo Jo .

Swartz. (Common error. One year, word was that Albie was selected to America's All-Maccabeen Team due to the misspelling of his name. Nice honor, except that he wasn't Jewish.)

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R.i.p. Jo Jo White 1 week 6 days ago #280913

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matt105 wrote: If memory serves me right , jo Jo White ( Kansas ?) came into Alumni Hall to play SJU . They were a highly ranked team and got blown out by the Redmen . Albie Schwartz put the clamps on Jo Jo .

All 5'8" of him.

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redken wrote:

matt105 wrote: If memory serves me right , jo Jo White ( Kansas ?) came into Alumni Hall to play SJU . They were a highly ranked team and got blown out by the Redmen . Albie Schwartz put the clamps on Jo Jo .

Swartz. (Common error. One year, word was that Albie was selected to America's All-Maccabeen Team due to the misspelling of his name. Nice honor, except that he wasn't Jewish.)

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R.i.p. Jo Jo White 1 week 6 days ago #280915

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I was at the game , was any one else there that night ?

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matt105 wrote: If memory serves me right , jo Jo White ( Kansas ?) came into Alumni Hall to play SJU . They were a highly ranked team and got blown out by the Redmen . Albie Schwartz put the clamps on Jo Jo .


I was still in h.s. at the time, but had my first visit to Alumni Hall thst night. Kansas, I believe, was ranked #3, but the Redmen put on a clinic that night and just destroyed KU, with White and their gigantic center, Vernon Vanoy. I remember Sonny Dove had a big game and one of the guards had a great shooting night.

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R.i.p. Jo Jo White 1 week 6 days ago #280918

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I saw several games at Alumni Hall that year, but don't recall that one. Aside from Swartz and Dove, that team had Rudy Bogad, Johnny Warren & I believe Carmine Calzonetti.

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Las Vegan wrote:

matt105 wrote: If memory serves me right , jo Jo White ( Kansas ?) came into Alumni Hall to play SJU . They were a highly ranked team and got blown out by the Redmen . Albie Schwartz put the clamps on Jo Jo .


I was still in h.s. at the time, but had my first visit to Alumni Hall thst night. Kansas, I believe, was ranked #3, but the Redmen put on a clinic that night and just destroyed KU, with White and their gigantic center, Vernon Vanoy. I remember Sonny Dove had a big game and one of the guards had a great shotting night.


I was there also.

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R.i.p. Jo Jo White 1 week 6 days ago #280924

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NCJohnnie wrote: I saw several games at Alumni Hall that year, but don't recall that one. Aside from Swartz and Dove, that team had Rudy Bogad, Johnny Warren & I believe Carmine Calzonetti.


I worked at a supermarket night screw one summer, maybe 1975. There was a guy who just graduated college who played bball there - Bob Bogad. In the days where a teamd got zero national coverage, we were like okay, so you played at a nothing school. Didn't realize till very recently that he played at Fairfield, started along with George Groom (Holy Cross and Bellerose) and that his brother played at St. Johns. Good thing though, because we played a few schoolyard games where I gave him absolutely zero respect although he could certainly play and was a D1 starter - who knew?
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R.i.p. Jo Jo White 1 week 5 days ago #280953

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NCJohnnie wrote: I saw several games at Alumni Hall that year, but don't recall that one. Aside from Swartz and Dove, that team had Rudy Bogad, Johnny Warren & I believe Carmine Calzonetti.


I was there but don't remember much about the game. Maybe it's because we won by 20 points. We had a pretty good starting five that year -- Dove and Warren were great players -- but a very thin bench. (Some things never change, I guess.)

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hi, I saw many games that year.
loved warren, I remember being at his first game. I believe it was gtown.
sonny dove was great. a 6'8" power forward when teams had 6'5" centers.
in those days, you saw a player dunk maybe once every 5 games.
sonny had, it seemed, at least one a game.

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