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Jo Jo Knows Basketball

April 6, 2015- JoJo White, All-America at the University of Kansas in 1969, has been selected to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class of 2015.

Jo Jo WhiteWhite played at KU under head coach Ted Owens, 1965-69. In 1968 White won a gold medal in the Olympics. He went on to a stellar career with the Boston Celtics, with two NBA championships in 1974 and 1976, and was selected to the NBA All-Star team seven times (1971-77).  After his NBA career ended, White was an assistant coach at KU from 1982–83.

White's number was hung from the rafters in the Boston Garden in 1982. He was inducted into the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame in 1997 and his jersey was retired by the Kansas Jayhawks in 2003. He also joined the 2013 class of the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame and inducted in the Marine Corps Sports Hall of Fame with the class of 2009.

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