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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

RIP Kevin Duckworth

Former EIU basketball star Kevin Duckworth has died at age 44 at a basketball camp in Oregon. Duckworth, a basketball great at Thorton Thornridge, Eastern Illinois and an two time NBA all star with the Portland Trail Blazers was a dominating 7ft 275pound center, who could shoot, rebound and put on heavy defensive pressure. Duckworth led EIU in its transition to becoming a Division 1 basketball program in the early 1980's.

He also played with the Washington Bullets, Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Clippers before ending his career in 1997.

RIP Kevin Duckworth

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I believe Duck was the ex-roomate of Jerseyville's own Jim Raftis, my former supervisor and top character. Jerseyville has had borderline sister-city status with Wapella for many years. bbd

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