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DeBusschere, Dave (16 October 1940–14 May 2003), basketball player and coach, was born David Albert DeBusschere in Detroit, Michigan. Little is recorded about DeBusschere's early life, but what is known is that his basketball career began when he was a star for Austin Catholic High School in Detroit. Basketball, however, was not the only sport in which DeBusschere excelled. He was the star pitcher on an Austin baseball team that won the city championship, and he was also a pitcher on a local team that won the national junior championship. Meanwhile, he led his high school team to the state basketball title....

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Meyer, Ray (18 December 1913–17 March 2006), college basketball coach, was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Joseph Meyer, a wholesale candy salesman, and Barbara Hummel. Raymond grew up in a working-class neighborhood on Chicago's Near West Side. His father died when Meyer was twelve, leaving the family in financial difficulty. For a time Meyer, who attended Our Lady of Sorrows parish, considered the priesthood, but he decided on a career in basketball. He was a 5-foot 9-inch guard and fiery leader for St. Patrick's Academy, which won the National Catholic Basketball Tournament in 1932. After graduating from high school, he coached in a girls' basketball league sponsored by Resurrection Parish....