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Remembering Warren Jabali

Warren Jabali died the other day in Miami at the age of 65. He changed his name after an outstanding college basketball career at Wichita State. Warren Armstrong went to W-S-U … from Kansas City Central High … when Shocker basketball was its highest point. He went on to play seven years in the American Basketball Association, where he was Rookie of the Year.
Jabali was six-feet-two … but he was one of the greatest jumpers of all time. His dunks were legendary.
I only remember seeing Armstrong play once. I was playing basketball in high school at the time, and didn’t have much time to go to Shocker games. But I saw him play in a freshman game and it was impressive. At one point on a fast break Armstrong was all alone. He pulled the ball behind his head with both hands and hammered it onto the rim … the heel of the rim. The ball bounced clear out to half court.
Warren Armstrong – Jabali – was a tremendous athlete.
 
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Our thought for today is from Willie Shoemaker:
 
“Desire is the most important factor in the success of any athlete.”


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07/19/2012 1:04AM
Remembering Warren Jabali
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