January 19, 1926|
Port Royal, Pennsylvania
|Died||January 24, 2013
|Listed height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Listed weight||185 lb (84 kg)|
|High school||North (Akron, Ohio)|
|NBA draft||1950 / Round: 4 / Pick: 41st overall|
|Selected by the Indianapolis Olympians|
|Career highlights and awards|
Line, a 6'2" guard/forward from North High School in Akron, Ohio, played for Adolph Rupp at Kentucky from 1946 to 1950. Line was on some of the best Kentucky teams of all time, as the Wildcats went 127–13 in his four years. He started at forward on Kentucky's 1947–48 championship team and played a significant role off of the bench for the 1948–49 team. In his senior year, 1949–50, Line averaged 13.1 points per game and was named a third team All-American by United Press International (UPI), along with teammate Bill Spivey. For his career, Line scored 1,041 points.
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- Ward, Kayla (January 26, 2013). "James R. Line, who played on two UK championship basketball teams, dies at age 87". Kentucky.com. Retrieved January 26, 2013.
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