Duke basketball great Art Heyman gone:National Player of the Year passes at age 71

That seems to me to be the proper way to put it….Basketball player passes and one of the greats has died, as former Duke Blue Devil Art Heyam died on Monday night….Heyman, the National Player of the Year back in 1963 and they say the real tale of the tape on Heyman comes from a fight he got into with Larry Brown, the former North Carolina Tar Heel guard…Word is that fight nearly caused a riot and it spilled out from the court and up into the stands….I’m sure there are many tales on that the skirmish and we would love to hear more about that game….A ‘True Blue’ Duke legend is gone and all we have now are the memories of Art Heyman….The thing that I will probably remember most about him, since I was too young to see him play back in his hey-day/Heyman Days at Duke, was hearing that Art Heyman used to be the key spokesman for a Hair Replacement company in Durham…I think I have this vision of Art Heyman in some of those newspaper ads for the Raveen Hair Replacement company back in the day….Bruce Mitchell would know for sure….Any way/any how, RIP Art Heyman and don’t rest too long, practice begins in ‘Dark Blue Heaven’ on October 15…..

from Jeff Gravley on Art Heyman at www.wralsportsfan.com:

Former Duke basketball great Art Heyman died Monday night in Florida at the age of 71. No details have been released. Heyman played for Duke from 1960-63. The scoring machine was a three-time All-American and still holds the Duke career scoring average of 25.1 points per game.

In his senior season of 1963, Heyman was the ACC Player of the Year, the ACC tournament MVP, the Most Outstanding Player in the Final Four and the National Player of the Year.

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