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Cougar Basketball Star Ted Luckenbill Passes Away Sunday

Ted Luckenbill

June 25, 2012

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Luckenbill Played a Key Role in Basketball History (Houston Chronicle, March 10, 2012)


HOUSTON - Former University of Houston basketball All-American and NBA player Ted Luckenbill died of cancer Sunday in Dallas at the age of 72.

A native of Elkhart, Ind., Luckenbill competed with the Cougars from 1958 to 1961. In 72 games at Houston, he averaged 16.6 points and 9.7 rebounds per game while helping lead the Cougars to its first two winning seasons under new head coach Guy V. Lewis and the program's first NCAA Tournament victory against Marquette in 1961.

As a senior, Luckenbill averaged 18.0 points and 10.1 rebounds per game on the way to earning All-America Honorable Mention accolades. He remains 26th in Houston scoring history with 1,195 points.

Following his collegiate playing days, Luckenbill was taken with the No. 15 overall pick by the Philadelphia Warriors in 1961. As a pro, he scored 196 points in 87 NBA games in a career that was cut short after being diagnosed with testicular cancer at the age of 23. However, it was two of his offensive rebounds that helped make NBA history.

Playing for the Warriors on March 2, 1962, Luckenbill grabbed two offensive boards in the final 90 seconds with the final rebound eventually helping teammate Wilt Chamberlain score his 99th and 100th points of the game in the record-setting contest.

He lived in several states during his life but settled in Texas about 30 years ago. He had lived in Crockett for almost 20 years.

The family, which will hold a private memorial service, asks that donations be made in Luckenbill's name to the Michelle Lynn Holsey Foundation.

 

 

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