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Ben Kelso
Position: Hall of Fame Class of 1986
Other Position: Men's Basketball; 1971-73
Ben Kelso
Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Release: 09/26/2007

A high-scoring basketball standout for the Chippewas from 1971-73... scored 1,627 points in just three seasons... his career scoring average of 22.3 points was tops at CMU... held single-season records for points (661) and scoring average (25.4)... once scored a school-record 49 points in a game... scored 30 or more points in 12 different games, including eight times in one season... topped the Mid-American Conference in scoring in 1973 with 23.8 points per game and was a first-team all-conference selection... was twice named the team's Most Valuable Player and was a captain his senior season... a product of Flint Southwestern High School but did not play basketball... has his No. 31 CMU jersey retired... a longtime coach at Detroit Cooley.