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Eugene "Gene" D. Berce #46

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  • Position: Guard
  • Height: 5'11''
  • Weight: 185 lbs.
  • Born: November 22, 1926
  • Hometown: Milwaukee, WI

Marquette Career

One of the finest college players of his era, Eugene Berce led Marquette in scoring during the 1944-45 (13.4 ppg), 1946-47 (14.7 ppg) and 1947-48 seasons (17.7 ppg), setting school records each year. In 1948, he served as team captain and finished fifth in the country in scoring (390 points), ninth in scoring average (17.7 ppg) and broke his own single-game scoring record with 35 points vs. Notre Dame. He was a member of the West Team in the ’48 East-West Game in New York. In addition, he was he was named to Marquette University’s All-Time Team in 1961.

All-Time Junior Season Rankings
  • 9th, Scoring Average (17.7)
  • 10th, Free Throws Attempted (159)

Accolades

  • 1947-48 Chuck Taylor Converse All-American
  • 1947-48 Helms All-American

Professional Career

He played professionally with Oshkosh, Tri-Cities and the Milwaukee Hawks.

Personal Notes

  • Inducted into the Marquette Hall of Fame in 1980.

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