Ron Putzi

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    Ron captained the Super Colts to the Provincial Championships in 1987 and 1988. Ron ‘Putzi’ was selected MVP of those 1988 Provincials and subsequently named BC Junior Male Athlete of the Year. That same year he scored a famed tournament record 61 points in the final of the Vancouver College Emerald Tournament. He was later honoured as a member of The Province newspaper’s 50-year All-Time “Dream Team” (Howard Tsumura) and “Player of the Decade” (Steve Ewen).

    Ron received a 5-year, Div. 1 scholarship to play for New Mexico State University where the Aggies became Big West Conference Champions, received 4 NCAA Tournament bids, and reached The Sweet 16 in 1992.

    Ron graduated from New Mexico State University with a BA degree in Finance & International Business (Hon. Econ).

    Ron played two summers with the Canadian National Team (FISU), winning the silver medal at the World University Games in Sheffield, England.

    Ron played professional basketball for 10 years in Europe – specifically Switzerland – reaching 7 National Finals and winning the Swiss National Championship in 2000. Along with being the top scorer and winning the Canada Games gold medal, he played in the “Magic” Johnson Pepsi All-Star (Mark Aguirre, Kurt Rambis etc). Ron scored 10 points while Earvin Johnson scored 22.

    In 2018, Ron was inducted into both the Richmond Sports Wall of Fame and the Basketball BC Hall Of Fame.

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