1943 Wyoming championship basketball team member James Reese dies

2010-10-14T14:58:00Z 1943 Wyoming championship basketball team member James Reese dies Casper Star-Tribune Online
October 14, 2010 2:58 pm

James Reese, 87, who was one of the two surviving members of Wyoming's 1943 National Championship basketball team, died Tuesday in Denver.

Reese, who was born in Cumberland, served in the Naval Air Corps in World World II before attending Wyoming. Kenny Sailors, the most valuable player of the 1943 NCAA tournament, is now the lone surviving member of the national title team, which beat Georgetown 46-34 in New York City for the championship.

Reese is survived by his wife of 62 years, Joy, and son, James, and daughters Gay Van Haveren and Joni McCall.



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