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Minson in 1951

Roland T. Minson (February 18, 1929 – January 1, 2020) was an American basketball player. He was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He is best known for his college career at Brigham Young University (BYU). At BYU, Minson led the Cougars to the 1951 National Invitation Tournament (NIT) championship. He was drafted by the New York Knicks in the second round of the 1951 NBA draft. At the same time, he was drafted into active duty in the US Navy during the Korean War. When he returned from the military, he turned down a contract from the Knicks. He still had a career in basketball with the Denver Bankers in the Amateur Athletic Union.

Minson died on January 1, 2020 in Afton, Wyoming. He was 90.[1]