A two-time all-state basketball player who led Creighton Prep to the 1964 Class A title, he also was a prep All-American as a senior. A 6-foot-7 center-forward, he scored 1,404 points as a Junior Jay – the first in the school’s history to eclipse the 1,000-point . He averaged more than 24 points per game in three state tournament appearances. At Creighton University, he averaged 17.2 points a game while finishing among the Jays’ all-time top 10 for scoring (1,267 points) and rebounds (696). A second-round NBA draft pick in 1969 by Atlanta, he played for the Cincinnati Royals in 1969-70.