John Kotz

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John Kotz (March 27, 1919—May 8, 1999) was an American collegiate basketball player and early professional, best known as the Most Outstanding Player of the 1941 NCAA Tournament as a member of the Wisconsin Badgers.

Collegiate career[edit]

Kotz, a 6'3 forward from Rhinelander, Wisconsin, played collegiately at the University of Wisconsin–Madison from 1940 to 1943. As a sophomore, Kotz led the Badgers to the 1941 NCAA Championship and was named tournament Most Outstanding Player. He was an All-American in 1942 and 1943. Kotz left Wisconsin as the school's leading scorer.[1]

He was inducted into the University of Wisconsin Athletics Hall of Fame in 1991.

Professional career[edit]

After his standout career, he played professionally for the Sheboygan Red Skins of the National Basketball League in the 1945-46 season.


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