Elnardo Webster, who put Saint Peter’s basketball on the map more than a half-century ago in leading the Peacocks to the NIT semifinals in 1968, has died. He was 74.
Elnardo Webster Cause Of Death
Webster died on Tuesday in Morristown, New Jersey, after being hospitalized with a heart issue, former teammates said.
Pat Finnegan, an individual from the ’68 group, said he was in the entryway of the clinic to visit Webster when he got an instant message from Webster’s better half, Sandra, that her significant other had kicked the bucket.
“He was a magnificent man, kind, otherworldly,” Finnegan said in a phone interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday night. “He got a kick out of the chance to mess around and be the brunt of his own jokes, as well.”
“We lost a decent one,” individual colleague Bob Leckie said in a call from the Florida Keys, where he was traveling. “Great at Saint Peter’s and really great for Saint Peter’s.”
How did Elnardo Webster Die?
After being hospitalized with a heart issue, He died.
Webster drove Saint Peter’s to a 100-71 success over Duke in the second round in the NIT, getting done with 29 focuses and 14 bounce back. The group lost to Kansas in the elimination rounds 58-46 and afterward lost to Notre Dame 81-78 in the encouragement game.
Webster scored in twofold figures in every one of the 28 games that year.
For quite a long time, that group was viewed as the best ever at Saint Peter’s. They as of late turned into a top commentary with the Peacocks’ present group arriving at the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament with prevails upon Kentucky and Murray State a week ago.
What Happened With Elnardo Webster?
He died of a heart issue.
The No. 15 seeded Saint Peter’s (21-11) will face No. 3 seed Purdue (29-7) on Friday in Philadelphia with a berth in the Elite Eight on the line against the winner of the game between North Carolina and UCLA.
Webster averaged 24.1 points and 14.6 rebounds in 1968-69 for a team that went 21-7. A junior college transfer, he scored 1,374 points in two seasons and ranks No. 11 in scoring in school history.