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Ole Miss Basketball Legend Johnny Neumann Dies at 68

By Adam Brown
Sports Editor

Johnny Neumann. Photo courtesy of Twitter

Former Ole Miss basketball star Johnny Neumann died Tuesday in Oxford after a long battle with cancer at the age of 68 years old.

Neumann was electric with the ball on the court as he led the nation in 1971 in scoring with 40.1 ppg as a sophomore. While playing for the red and blue, Neumann scored a total of 923 points. In 1971 against LSU, Neumann scored 63 points in the game. That score ranks fourth all-time in points scored in the record books.

The Memphis, Tennessee native earned a spot on the Ole Miss All-Century team.

Courtesy of Ole Miss Athletics.

The next season he left school and signed with the Memphis franchise of the American Basketball Association. He played with ABA until 1976 season where he ended up in the NBA with the Buffalo Braves for less than a year. He then moved to the Los Angles to join the Lakers.

In 2016, Neumann received his degree in general studies with a minor in journalism from Ole Miss.

Hodges Funeral Home in Oxford is in charge of the arrangements for the funeral; however, information regarding the funeral has not yet been released.

Stay tuned to HottyToddy.com for information regarding Neumann’s funeral arrangements.

Adam Brown
Adam Brown
Sports Editor

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