Denny Fitzpatrick is a retired American basketball player. He was Most Valuable Player and leading scorer for the 1959 NCAA champion California Golden Bears.Fitzpatrick was a 6'0" multi-sport star for Newport Harbor High School in Orange County, California. He played first at Orange Coast junior college, then came to the University of California, Berkeley to play for coach Pete Newell in 1958. As a senior in the 1958–59 season, Fitzpatrick had a big season, leading the Bears in scoring at 13.3 points per game and garnering first-team All-Pacific Coast Conference honors. In the 1959 NCAA tournament, Fitzpatrick continued to pace the Bears. He scored 20 points in the NCAA final as Cal defeated West Virginia and All-American Jerry West in the tournament final. Fitzpatrick was named to the All-Final Four team and was awarded team MVP honors for the season.Source: Wikipedia
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