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High School: Power Memorial Academy – New York, New York
Class of: 1965
Playing in the ultimate (and basically the only) basketball shoe at the time — at a school which also produced the likes of Len Elmore, Mario Elie, Chris Mullin, and Dick Bavetta — a young Lew Alcindor led Power Memorial to a 71-game winning streak and three straight New York City Catholic School championships. For this reason, Power Memorial is now revered as "the No. 1 high school team of the [20th] century."