(Original Caption) 8/6/1954-Philadelphia, PA -It takes a king-size tape measure to cover the seven-foot, one-inch stature of lanky Wilt Chamberlain, 17-year-old senior at Philadelphia's Overbrook High School. The youngster stars in track and field as well as basketball,and college and pro scouts are reported giving him a very busy time. Some of the feats that make people take notice of the able lad are:49 seconds for the quarter mile,two minutes for the half,and a record for the shot put.In basketball he's averaging 30 points a game.
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May 12th, 2020
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