#15 P3 DARRELL ENGLAND & CLARENCE ALBERTY AT PJC FROM PHS. ALBERTY WAS KANSAS STATE CHAMPION HIGH JUMPER AS A SENIOR. THE NBA'S CELTICS & HAWKS PLAYED IN PARSONS KANSAS IN 1962
I JL, BLOCKED KANSAS STATE HIGH JUMP CHAMPION CLARENCE ALBERTY'S JUMP SHOT ONE DAY DURING PHS BB PRACTICE RIGHT IN FRONT OF LEGENDARY COACH HAROLD JOHNSON, WHO WAS A FORMER PRO BASKETBALL PLAYER. HE HAD CONNECTIONS TO GET THE WORLD CHAMPION BOSTON CELTICS & ST. LOUIS HAWKS TO COME TO PARSONS, KANSAS TO PLAY AN NBA BASKETBALL GAME IN OCTOBER 1962 WITH ALL STARS BILL RUSSELL, BOB COUSY, & BOB PETIT, CLIFF HAGAN & CLYDE LOVELLETE. LOVELLETE PLAYED ON THE KANSAS JAYHAWKS 1952 NCAA CHAMPIONS & NBA CHAMPION ST. LOUIS HAWKS.

HAROLD JOHNSON WOULD PUT ON A BLIND FOLD AND SHOOT FREE THROWS UNDERHANDED AND MAKE ALMOST ALL OF THEM. HAROLD JOHNSON'S VIKINGS WENT TO THE STATE TOURNAMENT 11 TIMES IN HIS 15 YEARS AS COACH, IN THE LARGEST CLASS OF HIGH SCHOOLS FROM WICHITA, TOPEKA, & KANSAS CITY.


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