LARAMIE, Wyo. -
Wyoming's legendary basketball player Kenny Sailors is featured in a new CBSSports.com article that was published on Friday. The article, written by Brad Botkin of CBSSports.com, details Sailors' accomplishments as an All-America player and developer of the modern-day jump shot, and discusses the support he has received from many in the college basketball world, who feel he is worthy of election to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Contained in the article is also a video feature, produced by Alex Arguello of CBS Sports. The video feature premiered on CBS Sports Network's "Inside College Basketball" on Thursday evening, Feb. 12.
Sailors is the individual in basketball history credited with developing the modern-day jump shot. He was selected as the 1943 Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Tournament, and is the oldest living MOP of the NCAA Tournament.
After helping lead Wyoming to the NCAA Championship in 1943, Sailors enlisted in the Marines and served in the South Pacific during World War II. He was away from the game he loved, serving in the Marines, before returning to Wyoming for the 1945-46 season when he once again earned All-America honors.
On Nov. 18, 2012, Sailors was one of 10 individuals inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2012.
In 2013 in connection with the celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship, Sailors was selected by the NCAA as one of its "75 All-Time March Madness Players."