Former St. John’s basketball star Solly Walker dies during 85

Solly Walker, a St. John’s basketball star in a 1950s and a school’s initial black player, has died. He was 85.

He died Friday though no other sum were disclosed by a propagandize Tuesday.

In his initial deteriorate on a varsity, Walker, on Dec. 17, 1951, became a initial black actor to contest in a basketball diversion opposite Kentucky on a Wildcats’ home court. He was harmed in that diversion and spent a residue of it on a dais after creation all though one of his initial 7 shots.

“He was a good, plain player, a group player,” Hall of Fame St. John’s manager Lou Carnesecca said. “He rubbed himself so good with a approach he was treated during Kentucky. Went on to turn a teacher, a principal and a rarely respected, rarely regarded member of his community.”

St. John’s reached a NCAA championship diversion that season, a initial of dual Final Four appearances in a school’s history. He averaged 4.4 points and 3.8 rebounds during a 25-6 deteriorate underneath Hall of Fame manager Frank McGuire.

In 1952-53, a 6-foot-4 swingman helped St. John’s allege to a National Invitation Tournament pretension diversion by averaging 7.0 points and 6.0 rebounds. His excellent deteriorate came as a comparison in 1953-54 when he surfaced a group in scoring (14) and resilient (12.2).

Walker was drafted by a New York Knicks though chose a career with a New York City Board of Education, eventually apropos a principal during a Manhattan school. In 1993, he was inducted into a St. John’s jaunty gymnasium of fame.

Walker was innate in 1932 in South Carolina and changed to Brooklyn with his family as a child. He starred during Boys High School in Brooklyn.

A commemorative use is scheduled for Monday during Siloam Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn.

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Former St. John’s basketball star Solly Walker dies during 85

Solly Walker, a St. John’s basketball star in a 1950s and a school’s initial black player, has died. He was 85.

He died Friday though no other sum were disclosed by a propagandize Tuesday.

In his initial deteriorate on a varsity, Walker, on Dec. 17, 1951, became a initial black actor to contest in a basketball diversion opposite Kentucky on a Wildcats’ home court. He was harmed in that diversion and spent a residue of it on a dais after creation all though one of his initial 7 shots.

“He was a good, plain player, a group player,” Hall of Fame St. John’s manager Lou Carnesecca said. “He rubbed himself so good with a approach he was treated during Kentucky. Went on to turn a teacher, a principal and a rarely respected, rarely regarded member of his community.”

St. John’s reached a NCAA championship diversion that season, a initial of dual Final Four appearances in a school’s history. He averaged 4.4 points and 3.8 rebounds during a 25-6 deteriorate underneath Hall of Fame manager Frank McGuire.

In 1952-53, a 6-foot-4 swingman helped St. John’s allege to a National Invitation Tournament pretension diversion by averaging 7.0 points and 6.0 rebounds. His excellent deteriorate came as a comparison in 1953-54 when he surfaced a group in scoring (14) and resilient (12.2).

Walker was drafted by a New York Knicks though chose a career with a New York City Board of Education, eventually apropos a principal during a Manhattan school. In 1993, he was inducted into a St. John’s jaunty gymnasium of fame.

Walker was innate in 1932 in South Carolina and changed to Brooklyn with his family as a child. He starred during Boys High School in Brooklyn.

A commemorative use is scheduled for Monday during Siloam Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn.

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