by Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page
We are counting from 99 to 0 to determine who’s the best Buffalo athlete to wear each number. It’s Buffalo Sports By The Numbers here on Buffalo Sports Page.
We’ll have a new number and athlete every day this summer. Each story also includes reaction from the Buffalo Sports Page staff, and a way to catch up on numbers you’ve missed.
Ken Murray Jr., St. Bonaventure. There are good reasons why his number is hanging above the Reilly Center court. Murray was the first 1,000-point scorer in school history, and was an All-American in 1950. The shooting guard was drafted by the Chicago Stags of the NBA. Others: Jim Horne, UB; Alex Morgan, Flash; Eusebio, Stallions.
Bob Gaughan’s Digit Discussion: I’ll go with Jim Horne for this one. He was part of one the greatest sports teams in Buffalo history in high school. He along with Harvey Austin were legends at Emerson back in the early 50’s. That Emerson team is considered by some the best high school team ever in Buffalo. Horne’s jersey as well is hanging from the rafters at UB. He left UB as their all-time leading scorer with 1,833 points. Horne stuck around the area and helped coach Traditional basketball and gave golf lessons too.
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