Duke basketball legend Art Heyman has died at the age of 71, according to the team’s official Twitter account.
Heyman played on the varsity squad at Duke from 1961-1963, earning ACC Player of the Year and National Player of the Year honors in his senior season. He took the Blue Devils to the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament that year, losing in the semifinals to the eventual champion Loyola Chicago.
He averaged a double-double in all three of his seasons at Duke, finishing the three years with an average of 25.1 points and 10.9 rebounds per game.
Heyman’s jersey No. 25 is one of 13 men’s basketball jerseys that currently hangs from the rafters at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Heyman was known for his fiery attitude, famously getting in a fight against a North Carolina squad featuring Larry Brown in 1961. Below is a video from the Duke University Libraries of that game in ’61:
With 1,984 career points at Duke, he graduated with the school record. He now ranks ninth on the team’s all-time list.
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