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