Good grief Artis Gilmore. That’s just unfair. Artis Gilmore, proving that he can jump high enough to make his wrist band blend in perfectly with the top of the shooter’s square.
In 1970 Artis Gilmore took a humble little Jacksonville University team to the NCAA tournament where they became the smallest school (by enrollment) to make it to the final four. Quick, without looking what is the mascot of Jacksonville University. I’ll give you all the money that’s in my wallet right now if you can name it. Nope. They are the Jacksonville University Dolphins.
The Gentle Giant’s rebounding was enough to get the Dolphins to the championship game where they fell to the UCLA Bruins. Check out that 1970’s camera to the left.
(Source: Sports Illustrated)