Tommy Burleson  1996

Basketball standout at N.C. State. Helped State win 1974 NCAA title. First-team all-ACC in 1972, 1973, second-team in 1974. Led ACC in rebounding 1972, 1973. ACC Tournament outstanding player 1973, 1974. UPI second-team all-American, 1974. Averaged 19 points and 12.7 rebounds for college career. Played six seasons with three teams in NBA. Averaged 9.4 points per game in 446 pro contests. At 7 ft. 4 in., the tallest member of NCSHOF. Born 1952 in Avery County.