Wichita State mourns the passing of Dave Stallworth

Wichita State Sports

WICHITA Wichita State mourns one of its all-time men’s basketball legends, Dave Stallworth, who passed away Thursday morning at the age of 75.

Nicknamed “the Rave,” Mr. Stallworth was a three-time All-American for the Shockers over parts of four seasons from 1961-65. He led the program to its first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance in 1964, and his No. 42 jersey is one of five hanging from the rafters of Charles Koch Arena.

The 6-foot-7 Stallworth averaged 24.2 points a game during his career and ranks third on the Shockers’ all-time scoring list with 1,936 points (despite appearing in just 80 games).

Wichita State head men’s basketball coach, Gregg Marshall said: “In my interactions with Mr. Stallworth – one of the greatest Shockers of all-time – I found him to be a consummate gentleman. He was a great supporter who attended games faithfully, up until the time his health failed him. We mourn his passing. He will be missed by all.”

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