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 Lennie Rosenbluth

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Lennie Rosenbluth Famous memorial

Birth
Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA
Death 18 Jun 2022 (aged 89)
Chapel Hill, Durham County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID 240784303 View Source

Professional Basketball Player. His heroics during the 1956-1957 NCAA College Basketball season earned him Helms Collegiate Player of the Year honors as well as All American status, as he led the University of North Carolina to the NCAA Title (1957).
Born Leonard Robert Rosenbluth, he attended James Monroe High School in The Bronx, New York, prior to his attending Staunton Military Academy in Virginia. After enrolling at the University of North Carolina under the guidance of Hall of Fame coach Frank McGuire, Rosenbluth (at the small forward position) was a key contributor to the the Tar Heels evolution to national prominence which culminated with a thrilling 54-53 triple overtime win over the University of Kansas led by Wilt Chamberlain for the national title. Additionally, Rosenbluth earned ACC Male of the Year honors. Selected by the Philadelphia Warriors during as the number 6 overall pick during the 1957 NBA Draft, he totaled 82 career-regular season games during two-seasons (1957 to 1959). After retiring from basketball, he worked as a high school teacher and basketball coach. He was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 2003. His uniform number 10 was retired by the University of North Carolina.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 19 Jun 2022
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 240784303
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/240784303/lennie-rosenbluth : accessed ), memorial page for Lennie Rosenbluth (22 Jan 1933–18 Jun 2022), Find a Grave Memorial ID 240784303, ; Maintained by Find a Grave Burial Details Unknown.