Lind: Swim trunks double as basketball shorts in 1950’s Verona basketball
No, folks, this isn’t a picture of the Minnesota Timberwolves.
It was sent in by Chuck Humphrey, now of Pocatello, Idaho. He was a member of the team. His mother took the picture in the old Verona school which burned down in 1960.
The boys’ coach was Elmer Lindstrom.
Chuck notes that two of the boys are wearing swimming trunks.
He says the Verona team played junior teams from Jud, Nortonville, Dickey, Marion, Litchville, Guelph and Fullerton.
“My recollection,” he says, “is that we won some of the games, and lost some!”
Chuck doesn’t say how many members of this team went on to play in the National Basketball Association. Probably for good reason.
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