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Presenter talks basketball, offers life skills

Courtesy Photo Allen Winder is married to Kayla (Osburn), a Larned High School and Fort Hays State graduate.

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By Jim Misunas
LARNED — Thanks to a connection with Kansas, former renowned basketball player Allen Winder was able to share stories with residents of the Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility, ages 13 to 21.
Winder, who toured with Hall of Famers Meadowlark Lemon and Wilt Chamberlain, told how the game of basketball helped speed the process of integration in the United States. Winder, nicknamed the “Blue Eyed Soul Brother,” was the first white basketball player with Lemon’s Bucketeers after he graduated from the University of Houston.
Winder shared the history of the Harlem Globetrotters touring basketball team ...

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