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Former Davidson men’s basketball player Bill Jarman dies at 75

Former Davidson men’s basketball star Bill Jarman in 1963. Jarman died Thursday. He was 75.
Former Davidson men’s basketball star Bill Jarman in 1963. Jarman died Thursday. He was 75.

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.

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.”

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