Corky Calhoun is regarded as one of the most talented all-around players in Penn and Philadelphia Big Five history.


Playing three varsity seasons for teams which were a combined 78-6 and won three Ivy League titles (41-1), Calhoun scored 1,066 points and was a three-time All-Big Five and All-Ivy League first team selection, and was named the Philadelphia Big Five Most Valuable Player as a senior.  Pennsylvania played in the NCAA Tournament in each of Calhoun’s three seasons, and reached the Eastern Regional championship game in 1971 and 1972.  The 1970-71 team was ranked third in the nation in the final Associated Press Top 10 poll, and second in the nation in the AP’s Final 1971-72 poll.


A complete and unselfish player, Calhoun handled whatever role was asked of him.  He led the Quakers in rebounding his first two years and moved to the backcourt as a senior to take over the second guard spot after the departure of Steve Bilsky and Dave Wohl.


A first-round draft choice by both the NBA Phoenix Suns and the ABA’s Kentucky Colonels, Calhoun played for four teams in an eight-year NBA career, the longest professional playing career by any Pennsylvania basketball player.