Leo VanderKuy biography

Leo VanderKuy

Basketball Player

1929 –

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Who is Leo VanderKuy?

Leo VanderKuy was an American basketball center. He played for the University of Michigan from 1948 to 1951 and set the program's single season scoring record with 329 points during the 1950-51 season.

VanderKuy was six feet, five inches tall. He grew up in Pontiac, and Holland, Michigan.

VanderKuy enrolled at the University of Michigan in 1947 and was a member of the school's frosh basketball team during the 1947-48 season. Over the next four years, VanderKuy became one of the leading scorers in the history of the Michigan basketball program. As a sophomore during the 1948-49 season, VanderKuy scored 141 points in 21 games. As a junior during the 1949-50 season, he was the team's second highest scorer with 274 points in 22 games for an average of 12.5 points per game. As a senior during the 1950-51 season, he was the team's leading scorer with 329 points in 22 games for an average of 15.0 points per game. On March 9, 1951, VanderKuy was selected as the most valuable player on the 1950-51 team. He was also selected as the second-team All-Big Ten Conference center by the conference coaches for the United Press.

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Born
May 5, 1929
Education
  • University of Michigan
Died
Dec 31, 1969

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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