Columbus native, OSU and NBA star Granville Waiters dies

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Granville Waiters (Photo courtesy FC Barcelona)

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Granville Waiters, a Columbus basketball legend and a beloved community leader, has died. Waiters was 60 years old.

Waiters, a 6’11 center, led East High School to the 1979 state championship. He then went to Ohio State where he served as a team captain in 1983. He scored more than 600 points in his OSU career before a 5-year stint in the NBA.

He also played for several major European pro teams, including Barcelona.

Waiters lived in Columbus and owned a financial planning and insurance business.

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