Louis “LuLu” Bender Inducted in 2008
Inducted in 2008
Louis "Lulu" Bender (March 8, 1910 – September 10, 2009) Bender began his career at DeWitt Clinton High School and soared as a college player at Columbia University from 1930 to 1932. He led the Ivy League in scoring sophomore and junior years, with 98 points in 1930, then in 1931 96 points. Later he earned the Ivy League crown in 1930 and 1931. After finishing college, Bender barnstormed with the Original Celtics and played with American Basketball League teams such as the Union City Reds and the Boston Trojans, later finishing his professional career with the unaffiliated New York Whirlwinds. After his playing days ended he went on to become an Assistant US Attorney for Southern District of New York. Presently, "LuLu" just stopped playing tennis a year ago and spends time with his wife and grandchildren.