Local basketball legend Art Quimby dies

Art Quimby, a legendary basketball player at the old Bulkeley School in New London and later at the University Connecticut, died Monday. He was 77.

UConn announced Quimby's passing on Tuesday.

Quimby, a New London native, led Bulkeley to the 1951 New England championship before attending UConn, where he remains the Huskies' all-time leading rebounder with 1,716. He averaged 14.1 rebounds per game for his career, including 23.2 as a senior during the 1954-55 season. He also holds the single game record with 40 against Boston University in 1955.

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