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Lauren "Laddie" Gale

A leading figure in the development of West Coast basketball, Laddie Gale revolutionized the game by using a one-handed shot. This technique made the clever 6-foot-5-inch forward a valuable member of Hall of Fame coach Howard Hobson's University of Oregon Ducks. A star player for the “Tall Firs,” Gale led Oregon to the first official NCAA championship in 1939 and brought credibility relatively unknown to basketball in the Pacific Northwest. The superb-shooting Gale scored 815 points over two college seasons and was named a Helms Foundation All-America in 1939. He was selected to the All-Pacific Coast Conference First Team in 1938 and 1939, the same years he led the conference in scoring. His 408 points as a senior surpassed the Pacific Coast Conference record previously held by Hall of Famer Hank Luisetti. 

Enshrined 1977
Born April 22, 1917 Grants Pass, OR
Died July 29, 1996
College Oregon
Professional Career Detroit Eagles
Career Stats
6' 4" HEIGHT
F POSITION
2x ALL-PACIFIC COAST
FIRST TEAM
2x PACIFIC COAST CONFERENCE
SCORING LEADER
1x HELMS FOUNDATION
ALL-AMERICAN
1x NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP