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May312012

Hall of Famer Jack Twyman Passes Away at 78

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame mourns the loss of Hall of Famer Jack Twyman.
 
“The Basketball Hall of Fame and the game of basketball not only lost an incredible athlete but also an incredible man,” said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Basketball Hall of Fame.  “Jack will always be remembered for his hard work and his huge heart.  He exemplified this when he became the legal guardian of teammate Maurice Stokes, who was paralyzed after suffering a head injury during a game -- assisting with Maurice's care-taking and medical bills.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.”
 
Jack Twyman's single-minded work ethic and dedication made him one of the best pure-shooting and high-scoring forwards in the NBA's first two decades. At University of Cincinnati, Twyman scored 1,598 points and finished his career as Cincinnati's scoring leader. In the NBA, he played his entire eleven-year era with Rochester/Cincinnati and averaged 31.2 points a game in 1960. He retired as a six-time NBA All-Star and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1983.