15 Facts About Art Heyman


Arthur Bruce Heyman was an American professional basketball player.


Art Heyman went on to have a 310-game professional career in the NBA and ABA.


At the last moment Art Heyman changed his mind and agreed to play for the Tar Heels' greatest rivals, the Duke Blue Devils.


Brown threw the ball and then a punch at Art Heyman, touching off a general melee, which saw future basketball executive Donnie Walsh, then a substitute player for North Carolina, attack Art Heyman.


Brown, Walsh and Art Heyman were all suspended for the remainder of the ACC season.


Art Heyman was allowed to play in non-conference games, and the ACC Tournament.


Art Heyman finished the season averaging 25 points and nearly 11 rebounds per game, and despite his suspension, Art Heyman was voted to the All-ACC basketball first team.

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Art Heyman won numerous national plaudits, being named to the UPI and AP Third-Team All American squad.


Art Heyman was voted to the All-ACC Basketball first team, and the AP and UPI Second Team All-American squad.


Art Heyman was named MVP of the 1963 NCAA tournament, even though Duke finished third.


Art Heyman again won the plaudits of the sportswriters, winning the AP National Player of the Year award, the ACC Player of the Year award, and the Oscar Robertson Trophy.


Art Heyman averaged 25.1 points per game and scoring 1,984 points while at Duke University, which were both school records at that time.


Art Heyman is one of three athletes in ACC History to have been elected unanimously to the All-ACC Men's Basketball team three times, along with David Thompson and Tyler Hansbrough.


Art Heyman was inducted into the Duke Sports Hall of Fame, the Helms Sports Hall of Fame, the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, and the Nassau High School Hall of Fame.


Art Heyman died at age 71 on August 27,2012 in Clermont, Florida.