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Legendary Wake Forest Basketball Player Len Chappell Passes Away at 77

Chappell was one of the greatest Deacs ever on the hardwood

Former Wake Forest basketball player Len Chappell has died at the age of 77.

Chappell played at Wake Forest from 1959-1962, and had his number 50 retired.

Below are a list of some of Chappell’s accomplishments:

  • second highest scoring by an individual in Wake Forest history with 50 points
  • second highest made field goals in a game with 18 (twice)
  • most career 30 point games with 26
  • most career 40 point games with 4
  • 13 games with at least 35 points
  • most and second most 30 point games in a season with 15 and 10
  • most 20 rebound games in a career with 11
  • second most double-doubles in a season with 26
  • second most consecutive double-doubles with 16
  • second most career double-doubles with 66
  • only player in Wake Forest history with 50 points and 20 rebounds in a game
  • most points in a single season with 932
  • highest scoring average at 30.1 points per game
  • second most rebounds in a single season with 470
  • 4th highest rebounding average in a single season at 15.2
  • most and second most field goals in a single season with 327 and 271
  • second most made free throws in a single season with 278
  • second most free throw attempts in a single season with 383
  • 3rd in career scoring with 2165 career points
  • most points scored in a three year career
  • most career points scored in an ACC Tournament with 220
  • most career points scored in an NCAA Tournament with 221
  • second highest career scoring average at 24.89 points per game
  • third in career rebounds at 1213
  • second in career rebounding average at 13.9 per game
  • 5th in career field goals with 764
  • second in career free throws made with 637
  • second in career free throw attempts with 897
  • one of two players in Wake Forest history with a triple-double (not official, as assists weren’t an official stat during Chappell’s career)
  • 1959-60 ACC Regular Season Champion
  • 1960-61 ACC Tournament Champion
  • 1961-62 ACC Regular Season and Tournament
  • 1962 Final Four Appearance
  • 1962 Third Place NCAA Tournament
  • 1962 Consensus First Team All-American
  • 1961 & 1962 ACC Player of the Year
  • 1962 ACC Athlete of the Year
  • One of only 10 players in ACC history to win Player of the Year more than once
  • First Demon Deacon selected to an NBA All-Star Game

We at Blogger So Dear wish our sincerest condolences to the Chappell family and Len’s friends.