Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Walt Kersulis

Walter Thomas Kersulis


Born:
November 8, 1926
Illinois

Died:
April 14, 1973
Richmond, VA


Career
1942-43 East St. Louis High School - Illinois (High School)
1943-44 East St. Louis High School - Illinois (High School)
1944-45 University of Illinois (College)
1947-48 University of Illinois (College)
1948-49 University of Illinois (College)
1949-50 University of Illinois (College)
1950-51 Louisville Alumnites (NPBL)

Kersulis was a two-sport athlete (basketball and football) at East St Louis HS and at Illinois, setting Illini receving records on the gridiron. He served in the U.S. Army after his freshman year but returned to college after the war. After playing some pro basketball for the Louisville club in the NPBL, Kersulis moved to Richmond, Virginia, where he worked at Reynolds Metal as a manager of the data processing department. We died of leukemia in 1973 at the young age of 46.

Source:
Obituary, St Louis Dispatch, April 16, 1973

Stats:
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=kersuwa01
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/walt-kersulis/

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