ETSU great “Skeeter” Swift dies at the age of 70

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JOHNSON CITY —  Arguably the best basketball player in ETSU history died today at the age of 70 years old after a long battle with health problems.

A 6’3 guard Harley Skeeter Swift played for ETSU from 1966-1969 and became a three-time all-Ohio valley conference selection, and the player of the year in 1968.

In his junior year, he helped lead the university to a 19-8 regular-season record and into the NCAA tournament field of 32 teams, where they upset fifth-ranked Florida State in the first round.

He went on to become a professional star and played five seasons in the ABA.

Skeeter was inducted into the Tennessee hall of fame in 2010.

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