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Question:
Ollie Shannon, who led Minnesota in scoring at 20.5 points per game in 1970-71, died after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 53.


Answer:
The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports Ollie Shannon's age as 54.

Shannon scored 71 points in a game for Minneapolis Community and Technical College before transferring to the University of Minnesota.

Also, he had a pretty good teammate as a Gopher . . . Drafted by four teams in three different sports . . . Dave Winfield*.

*The Atlanta Hawks (NBA), the Utah Stars (ABA), the Minnesota Vikings (NFL) and the San Diego Padres (MLB).



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