Jim Fitzsimmons '69
Jim Fitzsimmons has the distinction of being the only basketball player in school history to be named a high school All-American.
“Fitz” holds the school record for career points with 1,732 and set the school’s single game scoring record with 64 points against Law in 1969. During the 1968-69 team’s run to the Class L state championship, he averaged 32.5 points per game and was named New England Player of the Year. In the championship game win over East Catholic, he was named the MVP with a 20-point performance.
Fitzsimmons was a three-time all-MBIAC selection and a two-time all-stater. He also played in the prestigious Dapper Dan Classic for high school All-Americans in 1969.
He received a scholarship to Duke and was the leading scorer for the freshman team (20 ppg.) He later transferred to Harvard, where he played two seasons and made all-Ivy his sophomore year. He is still Harvard’s single season scoring leader, averaging 24.2 points per game in the 1971-72 season, as well as the career leader in points per game (18.5 from 1971-73). Fitzsimmons was named to the New England Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006.