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Robert Kelly, Class of 1956- Men's Basketball

  • Co-captain of one of the greatest basketball teams in Canisius history, which advanced up to the NCAA Regional Finals in Philadelphia, and was selected to the All-Star team for his performance in the tournament
  • Also known as "Kelly the Cop" for his aggressiveness in guarding the leading scorer of the opposition and would hold his opponents way below their scoring averages
  • After graduating, he took his leadership skills into service where he starred as captain of the Third Army District championship basketball team
  • 29th former men's basketball player inducted in the Hall of Fame

 


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