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This is the story of basketball great Clyde Lovellette. He was one of basketball’s all-time triumphs at every level of the game, Clyde Lovellette grew up in difficult circumstances in Terre Haute, Indiana. In high school he was twice named All-State. After graduating high school he headed to Kansas to play for coaching legend Phog Allen where he was three times an All-American and lead the 1952 Jayhawks to a national championship.
Directly following college Clyde went on to win Olympic gold. During his professional career he collected three NBA championship rings. His first championship was with the Minneapolis Lakers and with it he became the first player in history to win an NCAA title, an Olympic gold medal, and an NBA championship. He collected two more championship rings with the Boston Celtics playing behind the great Bill Russell.
We On chronicles the Wolverine return to basketball glory as seen by team captain Josh Bartelstein, creator and author of the “Bartelstein Blog” featured on the MGoBlue website for the past 3 years. Bartelstein chose to document the road to success of the Michigan basketball team to offer the many passionate Wolverine fans an inside look into the team, both on and off the court.