Former Kansas Men's Basketball Player Larry Davenport Dies

Aug. 6, 2007

<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />LAWRENCE, Kan. – Former University of Kansas men’s basketball player Larry Davenport died Friday, August 3, due to complications of the heart. He was 74.

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A member of the 1952 NCAA championship team, Davenport lettered at Kansas from 1952-55. The Jayhawks were three-time Big Seven Conference champions and the 1953 KU team finished as NCAA runner-up to Indiana. Davenport averaged 3.7 points per game throughout his career and played in 80 contests under head coach Phog Allen.

Originally from Newton, Kan., Davenport was a renowned commercial artist in Kansas City, Colorado Springs, Denver and San Francisco.

Memorial Services for Davenport will be held at the Leavenworth National Cementery on Tuesday, August 7 at 1:30 p.m.