Greensburg Salem basketball great Ray Greene passes
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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.
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