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Thomas "Scants" H. Scantlebury (b. April 5, 1948) was a star basketball player at Skyline High School. He was All-OAL in 1965 3 and an Eastbay All Star in 1966. 1

In one particularly memorable game against rival McClymonds in 1966, Scantlebury received a cut above his eye and had to leave the game to have it stitched up. He came back and scored 24 points in the second half to lead the team to a comeback victory. 6,7

He went on to play at Nebraska from 1967–1970, and is in their sports hall of fame. Scantlebury tried out with the Milwaukee Bucks in 1970, but was cut before the season began. 4,5 He later played professionally in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA) and in Australia. 2

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Links and References

#24 - 1969 Cornhusker yearbook

  1. Eastbay's First Basketball Star Squad Packs a Punch Oakland Tribune March 29, 1966
  2. 'As wild as they come.' Lincoln Journal Star March 4, 2001
  3. 1965 All-OAL Team Oakland Tribune March 18, 1965
  4. NBA Bucks sign Tom Scantlebury Arizona Republic June 30, 1970
  5. Bucks Cut Sam Williams, Rookie Tom Scantlebury Post-Crescent (Appleton, WI) September 20, 1970
  6. Skyline Cage Star Honored By Writers as Prep 'Best' Oakland Tribune January 27, 1966
  7. Titans Rip Mack Oakland Tribune January 19, 1966