Rufus Leach

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Rufus Leach

Unread post by Stonewall » Sun May 20, 2018 8:08 pm

Nice article in his hometown newspaper,The Robisonian. He would have been 40 now. Hard to believe,a nightmare. I suppose many of you never saw him play or knew him.He was something ,someone very special.He simply had “it”. I still treasure the letter his mother wrote me after the funeral.Thinking Of Buddy Davis too.



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Unread post by RomingerRA » Sun May 20, 2018 8:32 pm

Maybe the best pure shooter to ever suit up for the black and gold.



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Re: Rufus Leach

Unread post by AppinVA » Sun May 20, 2018 8:40 pm

Da Ruf! Da Ruf! Da Rufus on fire!!!

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Re: Rufus Leach

Unread post by Rick83 » Mon May 21, 2018 7:30 am

I remember something about him coming up to Boone and supporting himself by working at Hardee's until he earned his scholarship or something? He was a disciplined kid with drive...loved watching him play.



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Unread post by NattyBumppo'sRevenge » Mon May 21, 2018 8:24 am

Stuart Scott: "Nowadays everybody wanna talk like they got somethin to say but nothin comes out when they move their lips; just a bunch of gibberish and everbody act like they forgot about RUFUS LEACH down the lane for two!"



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Re: Rufus Leach

Unread post by tigersef » Mon May 21, 2018 11:30 pm

Rufus was a special player. He was taken from this world far too soon.



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Re: Rufus Leach

Unread post by bigCasu » Tue May 22, 2018 1:57 pm

Rick83 wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 7:30 am
I remember something about him coming up to Boone and supporting himself by working at Hardee's until he earned his scholarship or something? He was a disciplined kid with drive...loved watching him play.
Believe it was Bojangles.



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Re: Rufus Leach

Unread post by Stonewall » Tue May 22, 2018 9:29 pm

The article brought back decades of memories....Rufus was in my opinion,one of the all time greats and should be in the HOF .He wasnt the pure shooter Donald Sims was,maybe not even Junior Braswell but he was a better “ basketball player”.Physically tough defender , smart and clutch. A winner .He’s in my group with Daryl Robinson, DJ Thompson and Braswell,Searcy,Anderson and Patterson.Marshal Phillips is still my pick as best I’ve seen over five decades but Rufus is only a step behind,maybe a half step.



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Re: Rufus Leach

Unread post by Yosef84 » Thu May 24, 2018 12:16 pm

I do remember watching Rufus play. He was a heck of a player and his death was an absolute tragedy. Great to see him being remembered.



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Re: Rufus Leach

Unread post by Snaggy » Thu May 24, 2018 4:38 pm

I remember seeing him play and that dude had one hell of a jumper. If I remember correctly, I think he hit 100+ threes in one season - a record I think.

I remember watching Marshall Phillips too and agree that he is one of, if not the best b-ball player App has seen.



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