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PASSINGS: Sherman White, Don Chandler

PASSINGS: Sherman White, Don Chandler

Sherman White

College athlete in point-shaving scandal

Sherman White, 82, a 1950s college basketball star at Long Island University who served jail time for point shaving, died Aug. 4 of congestive heart failure at his home in Piscataway, N.J., said his wife, Ellen.

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 with more than 27 points per game.

White appeared destined for a successful NBA career, but he was arrested in 1951 for taking money to fix the outcomes of games.

Investigators found that between 1947 and 1950, 86 college games had been fixed and 32 players,...

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