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The Legacy of Bo Kimble and Hank Gathers

It has been 20 years to the day since Loyola Marymount basketball player Hank Gathers collapsed on-court and died in a West Coast Conference Tournament game against Portland.

You’ve probably heard the story before, but if you haven’t, or if you simply want to refresh your memory, check out this video from ESPN on the legacy of Gathers.

The 6’7″ senior forward was a future first-round draft pick who became just the second person in NCAA Division I history to lead the nation in both scoring and rebounding when he did it the year prior (with averages of 32.7 PPG and 13.7 RPG). Paired with teammate Bo Kimble, Gathers comprised one half of the most formidable tandems in all of college basketball during that 1989-1990 season. Kimble, a 6’4″ guard, had been Gathers’ teammate in high school, as well, leading Philadelphia’s Dobbins Tech to the city championship in 1985.

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