Lester Lane

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Lester Lane
Lester Lane.jpg
Lane with the Wichita Vickers
Personal information
Born (1932-03-06)March 6, 1932
Purcell, Oklahoma
Died September 5, 1973(1973-09-05) (aged 41)
Norman, Oklahoma
Nationality American
Listed height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Listed weight 170 lb (77 kg)
Career information
High school Purcell (Purcell, Oklahoma)
College Oklahoma (1951–1955)
NBA draft 1955 / Round: 9 / Pick: 52nd overall
Selected by the Philadelphia Warriors
Position Guard
Career highlights and awards

Lester E. Lane (March 6, 1932 – September 5, 1973) was an American basketball player who competed in the 1960 Summer Olympics.

Lane was born in Purcell, Oklahoma, which after his death, renamed Fourth street south of Main Street in his honor, as "Lester Lane." He was part of the American basketball team, which won the gold medal in 1960. In the spring of 1973 he was named head basketball coach at the University of Oklahoma, but never held a practice as he died of a heart attack during a pick-up game later that year.

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