Wyoming’s basketball great Kenny Sailors passes away
Credited with inventing basketball jump shot, dies at age 95
January 31, 2016
The University of Wyoming Athletics Department issued a press notice on January 30th that Kenny Sailors passed away at age 95 on Saturday morning, January 30th.
"Born Jan. 14, 1921, in Bushnell, Neb., Sailors and his family moved to Egbert, Wyo., in 1929. Sailors would become one of the icons of the game of basketball. Credited with developing the modern-day jump shot, he led Wyoming to the 1943 NCAA Championship, was named the 1943 National Player of the Year and was the oldest living Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Tournament prior to his death on Saturday. In November of 2012, he was inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in Kansas City, Mo."
Click on this link to read the UW media release: Wyoming’s Kenny Sailors Passed Away Saturday Morning