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    Vince Boryla  
    Vince Boryla

    Olympics:
    1948 (Gold)


    Led the Irish in scoring as a freshman in 1944-45 and was the first Notre Dame player to wear the Olympic basketball jersey in 1948 in London ... Played two seasons for the Irish (1944-46) spanning 41 games and scored 643 points ... Helped the USA team easily roll to the gold medal, winning eight games by an average margin of 33.5 points and trouncing France 65-21 in the finals ... A native of East Chicago, Ind., enlisted in the Army following his two seasons playing for the Irish ... Boryla earned a spot on the Olympics squad through his play with the Denver Nuggets AAU team.

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