Kenneth L. Sailors (born January 14, 1922 in Hillsdale, Wyoming) is an American former professional Basketball player. A Guard (basketball), he is notable for popularizing the Jump shot (basketball) as an alternative to the two-handed, flat-footed set shot.
Sailors grew up on a farm in Wyoming, where he developed his effective jump shot while playing against his 6'4" older brother Bud. He eventually brought his skills to the University of Wyoming, and in 1943 he led the Cowboys to the 1943 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. Sailors was named the NCAA Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player for his efforts.
From 1946 to 1951, Sailors played professionally in the BAA and NBA as a member of the Cleveland Rebels, Chicago Stags, Philadelphia Warriors, Providence Steamrollers, Denver Nuggets (original), Boston Celtics, and Baltimore Bullets (original). He scored 3,480 points in his professional career.
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