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Bill Blair

Basketball ∙ Beaver Falls

 

 

 

 

Bill Blair was the scoring star for Geneva Basketball teams from 1952 to 1957, when the Golden Tornados played their home games in the Beaver Falls High School Gym. That floor was thoroughly familiar to Bill because he had starred there three years for the Tigers. Billís Geneva career scoring record of 2052 points stood for 25 years until it was shattered in 1978 by Kevin Cressman, who compiled a Western Pennsylvania scoring record of 2372 points. Comparing the two is difficult because Cressman played 21 more games in his career when the seasons were longer. Because of his consistency, Billís career scoring average of 20.1 points per game at Geneva still stood (Cressmanís career average was 19.3 points per game). Although he stood only 6'-2" during his collegiate playing days, Bill was known for his driving scoop shots as he zoomed past taller players guarding the basket. He earned NAIA All District, All State, and Little All America honors for thee years each. He was adept as a playmaker, rebounder, and defensive player as well as a scoring star. After his cage career, Bill resided in Stratford, NJ, where he was head guidance counselor at Gateway School.