GR artist allegedly snubbed


November 8, 2017

The recent unveiling of a statue of Kenny Sailors, inventor of basketball’s jump shot, at the Arena-Auditorium in Laramie has a few residents believing the university fouled on a beloved Green River artist.

The statue, located at the Arena-Auditorium’s new entrance, displays a young Sailors making a jump shot at Madison Square Garden in New York, during the 1943 NCAA basketball championships. It was sculpted by Jay Warren, an Oregon-based artist. Warren wasn’t always the first selection for the job, which was originally promised to Green River sculptor Rudy Gunter.

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