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Basketball pioneer Kenny Sailors, who has been credited with inventing the modern-day jump shot, died at 95 years old Saturday, the Wyoming Cowboys men’s basketball program announced.
“The University of Wyoming has lost one of its great heroes and ambassadors with the death of Kenny Sailors,” University of Wyoming President Dick McGinity said. “As the entire university community mourns his passing and celebrates his life, we offer our thoughts and prayers to his family.”
A standout at Wyoming, Sailors helped put the school’s basketball program on the map as he led the Cowboys to the 1942-43 NCAA championship while becoming the fifth-ever winner of the Final Four’s Most Outstanding Player Award, according to Basketball-Reference.com.
In a 2015 interview with CBS Sports’ Brad Botkin, Sailors explained that he was