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 John Silk
John Silk
Position:
Basketball

John Silk '53

- A high-scoring forward with exceptional quickness, he scored 859 points in his three varsity seasons.

- Among his many memorable moments while wearing the maroon and gold was a BC victory over defending NCAA champion CCNY before a capacity crowd at Madison Square Garden. Silk led BC scorers in that game, the Eagles' first ever in "The World's Most Famous Arena."

- The following year, he scored 24 points in helping BC to its first win over archrival Holy Cross in 27 years. He was also captain of the 1953 squad.

- Inducted into the Boston College Varsity Club Athletic Hall of Fame in 1978.