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Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, 8:55 p.m.

Ray Greene, a star basketball player at Greensburg Salem High School and California (Pa,) University (then State College) passed away Dec. 31. He was 65.

Greene played at California from 1968-71, where he scored 1,606 points. He helped the Vulcans to their first Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference title in 1970.

The 1969-70 Vulcans also competed in the NAIA tournament in Kansas City.

His career-high 51 points against Lock Haven still is the school record. He averaged 20 points per game in only 20 minutes per game.

Greene was a two-time All American, a three-time All-Conference player and the 1970 NAIA Region 18 Player of the year.

He was drafted by the Boston Celtics and the Pittsburgh Condors.

Paul Schofield is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at or via Twitter @Schofield_Trib.

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