Swen Nater

At 6’4”, Swen Nater tried out for his high school basketball team but was cut. At 6’9”, he made the team at Cypress College, Orange County, California. In one year, he was All America and still holds the California Community College single game rebound record at 39. John Wooden of UCLA wanted Swen and he accepted. However, he only practiced the first year and for his junior and senior years, sat the bench behind Bill Walton. But that didn’t stop Swen from pursuing his basketball dreams. [+]