Kenny Sailors Featured in Online Feature as the Oldest Living MVP of the NCAA Tournament

April 1, 2009


A spotlight shines on a replica of Kenny Sailors' jersey at halftime of the Wyoming-Cal St. Bakersfield game in the Arena-Auditorium on Friday, Nov. 14, 2008. (AP photo)

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    Wyoming living legend Kenny Sailors was featured in an online story by this week as the oldest living MVP of the NCAA Tournament. The story, written by Mike Lopresti of Gannett, features Sailors' recollections of his playing days, his creation of the jump shot and his days after basketball.

    Sailors won the NCAA Tournament MVP award in 1943 when the Cowboys captured the NCAA Championship. He now lives in Laramie where he regularly attends University of Wyoming games, Cowboy and Cowgirl Basketball practices and Cowboy Football practices.

    At the beginning of this past college basketball season, Sailors #4 jersey became the first jersey in University of Wyoming history to be honored by hanging a replica of it from the rafters in Wyoming's Arena-Auditorium.