Sam Jones 1969
Star for the Boston Celtics, 1957–1969. Attended Laurinburg Institute and North Carolina College, now North Carolina Central, around two-year stint in U.S. Army. Drafted in first round by Boston Celtics in 1957. Helped fabled Celtics win ten NBA titles in twelve-year career. Scored 15,380 points in NBA, averaging 17.6 points per game. Averaged 18.9 points in 154 play-off games. Best season was 1965, when he averaged 25.9 points per game, fourth in league. Scored 51 points in 1965 game against Detroit. All-NBA second team in 1965, 1966, 1967. Played in five all-star games. Coached at North Carolina A&T and Federal City College. Member of NBA Silver Anniversary Team, NAIA Hall of Fame, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Born 1933, Wilmington.