LaVannes Squires, KU’s First African-American Men’s Basketball Player, Passes Away at 90


LAWRENCE, Kan. – Former Kansas men’s basketball player, LaVannes Squires, died Feb. 19 at the age of 90, in Pasadena, Calif. Squires was the first African-American men’s basketball student-athlete at Kansas, and a member of KU’s 1952 NCAA National Championship team.

“LaVannes was a true trailblazer for Kansas men’s basketball …..


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