BIOGRAPHY

Awards
INTERESTING INFO

All Public League First Team 

All City Title/League First Team 

USA Parade Magazine All America  

USA National Player of the Year

USA Team Scholastic National Champions

1977
  • Gene had to have a Philadelphia Pretzel before the start of each game. A ritual that was executed before he played

  • Gene won every MVP  award of every tournament played by the Speedboys (Seagull Classics, Knights of Columbus, Pitt-Johnson Classic)

  • Gene was the first McDonald's All American and McDonald's Game MVP. He won the All-American Dapper Dan All-Star Classic MVP the next night

  • Gene's number "20" worn throughout his career, was retired in the rafters of West Philadelphia High School

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