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Carolina Story: Virtual Museum of University History

Lenny Rosenbluth

The most famous Jewish student of the 1950s was Lenny Rosenbluth, All-American basketball player and team captain in 1957 when the Tar Heels won their first NCAA basketball championship. A native of the Bronx, Rosenbluth led his team to a 32-0 season and to the defeat of Wilt Chamberlain’s Kansas team in the title game.