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Roughing It


November 9, 2017

Beloved basketball player, “inventor of the Jump Shot”, coach and great hardworking man, was honored last Friday night at the Arena-Auditorium on the University of Wyoming campus in Laramie.

Kenny Sailors was actually born in Bushnell, on Jan. 14, 1921. I have tried all my sources to find out where about it Bushnell, but no luck.

Anyway, Sailors grew up on a farm near Hillsdale, Wyo., where he began shooting the “Jump Shot” while playing with his older and much taller brother. This is where the “inventor of the Jump Shot” came into play. Back in this time, it wasn’t the norma...

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