ODU basketball great Leo Anthony passes away

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NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — On a day when Old Dominion is scheduled to play Purdue in the NCAA Tournament, WAVY has learned the Monarchs have lost one of their greatest players.

Leo Anthony, the first ODU All-American, passed away Wednesday night.

The former guard finished his college career in 1961 scoring 60 points in a game against Lynchburg College to become the third highest scorer in the history of Virginia.

At the time, Anthony held 11 of Old Dominion’s 13 records, and was a member of the first Old Dominion University Sports Hall of Fame induction class in the spring of 1980.

After graduating from Old Dominion, Anthony began teaching and coaching in the Hampton Roads area — at Granby, Norfolk Academy, Maury, Princess Anne and First Colonial high schools. He won eight district titles at Princess Anne High School and another two at First Colonial.

Anthony is also member of the Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame, and the Virginia High School League Hall of Fame.

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