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Former WVU Forward Russell Chapman Dies

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia men’s basketball program lost a great player in Russell Chapman, on Monday, to an illness.

WVU basketball announced the death of the alumni, on Monday afternoon. Chapman died in Toledo, Ohio.

Chapman played for the Mountaineers for two seasons from 1975-77 as a forward. In the two years at West Virginia, Chapman averaged 10.5 points and 5.7 rebounds, in 57 games. Chapman played under head coach Joedy Gardner, helping the Mountaineers win the Eastern Collegiate Basketball League Regular Season Title, in 1977. Against Pitt, in 1977, Chapman scored 22 points on 9-of-16 shooting from the field, in a 100-91 win.

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Ethan Bock is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in journalism at WVU. He currently is an intern with the Final Fourcast podcast. Ethan has covered WVU football and men’s basketball for the last year. He is from Cincinnati, Ohio.

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