Willie Long, Forward News-Sentinel names area’s all-time college basketball team
Following being named Indiana’s Mr. Basketball in 1967, the South Side star went to the University of New Mexico and established almost every scoring record the school had. He averaged 23.8 points per game as a junior and 23.9 as a senior, earning All-Western Athletic Conference honors both years. As a senior, he led the WAC in scoring and earned All-America honors as the Lobos climbed as high as No. 5 in the national rankings. His 1,542 points was the New Mexico career scoring record for 17 years. He was the second Lobo ever to tally 1,500 points and 800 rebounds.