Dr. Bill Jarman, a standout men’s basketball player at Davidson in the early 1960s, died Thursday. He was 75.
Jarman, who played for coach Lefty Driesell, was second-team All-Southern Conference in 1962 and 1963.
A 6-foot-5 center, Jarman averaged 17.8 points and 10.1 rebounds for his Wildcats career (1960-63). He is 22nd all-time in scoring (1,338) and seventh in rebounds (758).
He helped Davidson to the school’s first 20-win season in 1962-63.
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Jarman, a retired orthopedic surgeon in Gastonia, was inducted into Davidson’s athletic Hall of Fame in 2009.
“He was a heckuva player,” Driesell, 84, said Friday. “I’ve never seen anybody who could shoot a hook shot like him. He could shoot with both hands.”