Jack Molinas
Jacob "Jack" L. Molinas (October 31, 1931 – August 3, 1975) was an American professional basketball
Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five players try to score points by throwing or "shooting" a ball through the top of a basketball hoop while following a set of rules...

 player and one of the key figures in the point shaving
Point shaving
In organized sports, point shaving is a type of match fixing where the perpetrators try to prevent a team from covering a published point spread. Unlike other forms of match fixing, sports betting invariably motivates point shaving. A point shaving scheme generally involves a sports gambler and one...

 scandal that almost destroyed NCAA basketball. Molinas attended Stuyvesant High School
Stuyvesant High School
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 and graduated from Columbia University
Columbia University
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 in 1953, where he set a team record for most points scored in a game—a mark that was eclipsed a few years later by Chet Forte. He played briefly in the NBA
National Basketball Association
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 in 1954, participating in 29 games for the Fort Wayne Pistons
Detroit Pistons
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 before being banned for game-fixing activities. Molinas was said to have contacts with New York City mobster Thomas Eboli
Thomas Eboli
Thomas "Tommy Ryan" Eboli was a New York City mobster who eventually became the acting boss of the Genovese crime family.-Early life:...

. He was murdered in 1975 in an apparent mob hit. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9A01E2DD123EF930A35750C0A9649C8B63&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=1
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