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Vanos, Nick

Nick Vanos '85
  • Sport: Men’s Basketball
  • Years Attended: 1981-1985
  • 2x WCC First Team selection
  • No. 32 Jersey retired
  • Inducted in 1997

Nick Vanos, a 7 foot center for Santa Clara, ranks second in scoring and is the Broncos’ all-time leading shot blocker. Vanos was selected to be First Team All-WCC his junior and senior seasons. After graduating from Santa Clara, he was drafted by the Phoenix Suns. Vanos played 57 games for the Suns. In 1987, his life was tragically cut short in a plane crash. Since his passing, Nick Vanos’ No. 32 jersey was retired by Santa Clara. His was the first jersey ever be retired by the University.

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