Walt Bellamy 1984
Born 1939 in New Bern. Attended J. T. Barbour High School. College star at Indiana University. Second-team all-American in 1961. Played on 1960 U.S. Olympic team. First pick in 1961 draft by expansion Chicago Packers. Played 14 seasons with six NBA teams. Averaged over 20 points per game five times, including 31.6 average in 1962. Became seventh player in league history to score over 20,000 points. Played in four NBA all-star games and 46 play-off games. Led NBA in field goal percentage in 1962. NBA Rookie of the Year, 1962. Ended NBA career with 20,941 points, an average of 20.1 per game, and 14,241 rebounds. Basketball Hall of Fame.