WILMER SHAFFER

SHAFFER, WILMER RAY  "BUB"

Hometown:  Russell, KS

CATEGORY   TOTAL   1934 1935 1936
YEAR     So. Jr. Sr.
POSITION     F/G F/G F/G
HEIGHT          
WEIGHT          
JERSEY          
Games Played/Started 32/   14/ 3/ 15/
Points 40   18 12 10
   Per Game 1.3   1.3 4.0 0.7
FG: Attempts          
       Made          
       Percent          
FT: Attempts          
       Made          
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1934:  Lettered.

1935:  Lettered.

1936: Lettered.

Named recipient of the Fred Ellsworth Medallion, the KU Alumni Associationís highest award for service to the school.

Ex-KU basketball player Shaffer dies at age 89

J-W Staff Reports, Thursday, December 25, 2003

W.R. "Bub" Shaffer, a former Kansas University basketball player and KU athletics benefactor, died Sunday at his home in Russell. Mr. Shaffer was 89.

In 1984, Mr. Shaffer and three other Russell residents -- Helen Holland, Michael Holland and Nancy Gaines Holland -- contributed $415,000 for the construction of a 6,000 square foot strength center for use by KU athletes.

The Shaffer-Holland Center was replaced this year by the Anderson Family Strength and Health Center.

A three-year letterman in basketball under Phog Allen, Mr. Shaffer graduated from Kansas University in 1936. He had served as president and chairman of the board of Home State Bank until 1988.

Services were Wednesday in Russell.