Hometown:  Philadelphia, PA (Overbrook HS)
Born: 1936

Nicknames:  Wilt the Stilt, The Big Dipper

Link to his Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame site

Link to his Kansas Sports Hall of Fame Site

Chamberlain Magazine Covers

CATEGORY   TOTAL   1957 1958
YEAR     So. Jr.
HEIGHT     7'0 7'0
WEIGHT     214 225
JERSEY     #13 #13
Games Played/Started  48/   27/ 21/
Points  1433   800 633
   Per Game  29.9   29.6 30.1
Rebounds  877   510 367
   Per Game 18.3   18.9 17.5
Blocked Shots 402   182 220
FG: Attempts 1070   588 482
      Made  503   275 228
       Percent 47.0   46.7 47.3
FT: Attempts  691   399 292
       Made 427   250 177
       Percent 61.8   62.7 60.6
Production Points/Game        
Production Points/Minute        

1957: Starter, Conference Scoring Champ, All Big 7, Consensus All-American, Most Outstanding Player in NCAA Tourney

1958:  Starter, Conference Scoring Champ, All Big 7, Consensus All-American

Lettered in track (High jump, shot put, hop-skip-jump). Won Big 8 high jump '57-'58.

Wilt's first game as a Jayhawk scores 52 against Northwestern





Wikipedia site

Wilt Chamberlain wasted little time living up to his high school and freshman credentials when he blitzed Northwestern for 52 points in his varsity debut, a single game scoring record which still stands on the Kansas books.  He went on to earn All-american honors that year (’57) and as a junior in 1958.  The 7-1 Philadelphian led KU to the 1957 NCAA championship game where the Jayhawks lost a triple overtime 54-53 decision to North Carolina.  He led the conference in scoring as a sophomore (29.6) and a junior (30.1), and still holds 10 school records.  Chamberlain, who also lettered in track at KU, passed up his senior year of eligibility to play for the Harlem Globetrotters.  He followed his year-long stint with the Trotters with a 14-year career in the National Basketball Association.  He played on two NBA championship teams (Philadelphia and Los Angeles), was named the league’s MVP five times, is till the only player to score over 100 points in a NBA game, and finished his career as the NBA’s career scorer and rebounding leader.

Source:  Kansas Sports Hall of Fame



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Wilt Chamberlain in action against the Boston Celtics

 Link to pro stats: http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/c/chambwi01.html

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