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Doug Schlepp



The 1970 Java High grad left the South Dakota School of Mines as the all-time leading men’s basketball scorer among South Dakota colleges with 2,440 points.

The 5-foot-9, 155-pound guard did so before the advent of the 3-point shot. He also held the scoring record for NAIA District 12 (South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Nebraska). He led the 1973 Hardrockers to their first ever appearance in the NAIA national tournament. He also led Mines to the District 12 finals in 1972. At Mines, he still holds 13 school records, including points in a game (44) and free-throw percentage in a game (14 of 14) and free throws in a season (197) and career (617). He also holds the single-game assist record (18) and the season steal record (134). In his final three seasons, he averaged 24.3, 26.5 and 27.3 points a game. He was an honorable mention NAIA All-American in 1973 and a third-team All-American in 1974. He was named to the Mines Hall of Fame in 2004.

At Java, he competed four years each in football, basketball and track. He was all-state in basketball. He also placed second in the high jump (6-2) at the state meet.

 
















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