TED LUCKENBILL, who played for the Philadelphia Warriors in Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game, has died of cancer at the age of 72.
The Callaway-Allee funeral home in Crockett, Texas, where Luckenbill lived for 20 years, said he died Sunday in Dallas.
Luckenbill starred for the University of Houston from 1958-61. He averaged 16.6 points and 9.7 rebounds while helping Houston to its first two winning seasons under Guy Lewis.
Drafted 15th overall by the Warriors in 1961, he played in only 87 NBA games before he was diagnosed with testicular cancer at the age of 23. His professional claim to fame came on March 2, 1962, when he grabbed two offensive rebounds in the final 2 minutes to help Chamberlain hit 100 points in the Warriors' 169-147 victory over New York.