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Tar Heel Basketball Legend Lennie Rosenbluth’s Death at 89


On June 18, 2022, we were informed of heartbreaking news due to Lennie Rosenbluth’s death. The news came out so unexpectedly that put many into shock. The cause has yet not been mentioned. May he rest in peace.

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Born on January 22, 1933, Leonard Robert Rosenbluth gained fame for being a professional basketball player, playing in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He’s well-recognized for his college basketball player days.

Mr. Rosenbluth attended James Monroe High School in the Bronx, and for the 1952-53 school year, Staunton Military Academy in Staunton, Virginia. In high school, he used to play only eight games.

Lennie Rosenbluth's death at 89 was announced on June 18.

He played college basketball for the North Carolina Tar Heels, where he was Helms Foundation Player of the Year…

  • Consensus first-team All-American (1957),
  • second-team All-American – AP, UPI, INS (1956),
  • third-team All-American – NEA, Collier’s (1956), 
  • ACC Player of the Year (1957),
  • 3× first-team All-ACC (1955–1957)

This legendary player was honored for his athletic achievements while in North Carolina. As one of the 50 greatest players in Atlantic Coast Conference history, he was named to the ACC 50th Anniversary men’s basketball team in 2002.

He is not only selected to the “All-Decade Final Four” team for the 1950s but also is listed by some as one of the “100 Greatest College Players of All-Time.” He is in the Helms College Basketball Hall of Fame besides being a member of the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.

To name a few of his victories and honors:

  • Three-time All-ACC selections (1955–57)
  • 1957 ACC Player and Athlete of the Year
  • MVP of the ’57 ACC Tournament
  • All-Tournament at three Dixie Classics.

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World Mourns Lennie Rosenbluth’s Sudden Death

Lennie Rosenbluth’s death announcement has broken many hearts. To respect his family’s privacy, his cause of death will remain untold. No sign of deadly diseases or health issues was found in the background.

One tweeted: “I just saw the news that Lennie Rosenbluth has passed away. I’m reminded of the time I got the privilege of meeting him after a game at the Smith Center. He was such a nice gentleman. Rest In peace, Mr. Rosenbluth. #CarolinaFamily.”

Lennie Rosenbluth's death at 89 was announced on June 18.

Scott Fowler wrote: “UNC’s website reports that Tar Heel basketball great Lennie Rosenbluth has died at age 89. RIP, Lennie — Always a joy. When we sat down to talk in Chapel Hill in 2020, he proposed in the story below that his 1957 UNC title team was UNC’s most important ever.”

Another commented: “Met Lennie in 2017. I had my copy of The Best Game Ever & asked if he minded signing. “I’ll sign as many as you got. I’m touched I’m still remembered.” Don’t worry, Lennie. We remember. Always. RIP Lennie Rosenbluth 🏀🐏”

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