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William and Mary men's basketball great dies at 86

William and Mary men's basketball great dies at 86

William and Mary Hall of Famer Bill Chambers died at age 86 July 11 in Alabama. Chambers was an All-American basketball player for the Tribe and was the coach from 1957-66.

Chambers, who was inducted into the Tribe Athletics Hall of Fame in 1973, was a two-time All-Southern Conference selection and still ranks second in school history in rebounds (1,270) and 11th in scoring (1,456).

He holds the NCAA record for rebounds in a game, pulling down 51 against Virginia on Feb. 14, 1953.

His No. 32 is one of five men's numbers retired at W&M, and he was an NBA draft pick of the Minneapolis Lakers in 1953.

Chambers returned to W&M as the program's head coach in...

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