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Siena legend Harrell dies at 86

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The “Flash” is gone. Billy Harrell, one of the greatest basketball players in Siena College history and the first one to have his jersey retired, died Tuesday morning after a long illness at age 86. The multi-talented Harrell, who also played four seasons of major league baseball, led Siena to an impressive 70-19 record from 1949 to 1952, and he averaged 12.1 rebounds per game in 1949-50, when the Saints, then called the Indians, posted ...

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