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Greatest Basketball Players - Elgin Baylor - Seattle University Redhawks

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March 21, 2008 AT 9:00 AM
Basketball College Careers of Greatest NBA Players of All Time: Elgin Baylor Elgin Baylor was born in 1934 in Washington D.C. Throughout his younger years Baylor was a sports star, however academically he underachieved. This limited his possibilities for playing basketball in college. Baylor played for the College of Idaho for one season until they restricted scholarships. And finally in 1955, Baylor would become a Seattle University Chieftain. At Seattle University, Baylor would instantly attract attention and put Seattle University on the map. Baylor was chosen first overall by the Minneapolis Lakers, who shortly after became the Los Angeles Lakers. Baylor was seen as the savior to the Laker franchise, after they had finished the previous season with a 19 and 53 record.