- NCAA consensus first-team All-American in 1952 and 1954
- All-American Recognition: 1952 (Associated Press 1st Team, National Association of Basketball Coaches 1st Team, UP1, Converse 2nd Team) and 1954 (Associated Press 1st Team, National Association of Basketball Coaches 1st Team, UP1, Converse 2nd Team)
- Ranked among the nation's leading scorers in 1952 (9th) and 1954 (18th)
- Ranked among the nation's leading rebounders in 1952 (12th) and 1954 (30th)
- Leading scorer for 1954 undefeated team that chose not to participate in national postseason competition (25-0 record)
- Fifth-leading scorer for 1951 NCAA champion (32-2)
- Averaged 12 points in six NCAA Tournament games in 1951 and 1952 (5-1 record)
- Selected by the Boston Celtics in third round of 1953 NBA draft. Draft rights traded to St. Louis Hawks after he served two years in the military. . . Elected to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1977.