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Sherman White dies at age 82

Updated: August 12, 2011, 5:20 PM ET
Associated Press

NEWARK, N.J. -- Sherman White, a 1950s college basketball star at Long Island University who served jail time for point shaving, has died. He was 82.

White died of congestive heart failure on Aug. 4 at his home in Piscataway, N.J., his widow, Ellen, said Friday.

The 6-foot-8 White was one of the nation's best college players for LIU in the late 1940s, and led the nation in scoring in 1951.

"He was way ahead of his time," said former longtime St. John's coach Lou Carnesecca, ...

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