The legendary Duke University hoopster and later NBA player died Monday at the age of 71.
From the Associated Press:
Coach Mike Krzyzewski says Heyman was “one of the elite players to ever wear a Blue Devil uniform.”
Heyman led Duke to a 69-14 record from 1960-63 and averaged 25 points and nearly 11 rebounds. He was the most outstanding player of the 1963 Final Four.
He’s tied for 12th on Duke’s career scoring list (1,984 points) and is one of three Blue Devils to average a double-double for three straight seasons.
Heyman was a 6’5″, 205 forward/guard who played eight seasons for the NY Knicks and several other teams in the NBA and ABA during an eight year career. He averaged a bar mitzva-like 13 points per game in 310 regular season games.
More on Heyman from ESPN.