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The life and times of basketball legend Herb Didrickson

Herb Didrickson is a lifelong Sitka resident, regarded by many as one of the greatest basketball players ever produced in Alaska. He played for Sheldon Jackson High School during the World War II years in the mid-1940s, against teams from the Army and Navy comprised of some of the best college players of the era. His friend, Gil Truitt, has nominated Didrickson for the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame – for the third time. Truitt, and former Division I player and veteran college coach John Abell make the case for Didrickson’s selection. Hosted by KCAW’s Robert Woolsey.

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Sheldon Jackson School in 1944 fielded one of Sitka’s finest basketball teams. Back row, left to right: Ernie Young, Harris Atkinson, Jack Booth, Ed Benson, Ken Hanson. Front row, left to right: Ray Booth, David Leask, Herb Didrickson, Roger Lang, Alvin Faber. (Photo courtesy Gil Truitt)

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