Lennie Rosenbluth  2012

Rosenbluth averaged 27.9 points and 8.6 rebounds per game during the regular season and the Helms Hall of Fame named him Collegiate Player of the Year over Chamberlain [more…]


M.L. Carr  2012

A native of Wallace who excelled as a multi-sport star at Wallace-Rose Hill High School, M.L. Carr was one of the greatest basketball players in Guilford College history [more…]


Genia Beasley  2007

After a sterling high school career in Benson, Beasley played women’s basketball at NC State from 1977-1980.  She scored 2,367 points, and remains first in NC State history and 3rd in ACC history. Her career 1,245 rebounds is first in NC State history, and 3rd in ACC history. Beasley is second in ACC history with 1,017 field goals. She made the All-ACC Tournament teams in 1978, ’79, and ’80 and was MVP of the1980 ACC Tournament, won by NC State. Beasley earned Kodak All-America honors also. [more…]


Pete Brennan  2007

Brennan was a member of UNC’s 1957 NCAA basketball championship team and its leading rebounder.  He led the ACC in scoring (21.3) and rebounding (11.7) his senior year (1958).  Brennan’s honors include Final Four 1st team (1957), ACC Player of the Year, Dixie Classic MVP, All-America 1st team.  He ranks third in career rebounds per game (10.5) at UNC.  [more…]


Fred “Curly” Neal  2008

One of the truly magical dribblers and shooters in basketball history, Fred “Curly” Neal embraced the imagination of fans all over the world, playing in more than 6,000 games in 97 countries as a key member of the World Famous Harlem Globetrotters.  Number 22 played for 22 seasons in the red, white and blue, from 1963 to 1985.“Curly’s” became just the fifth Globetrotter to have his jersey number retired by the team on Feb. 15, 2008.  “Curly” is also one of only 27 people honored in the Harlem Globetrotters’ prestigious “Legends” ring, presented to those who have made a major contribution to the success and the development of the Globetrotters organization. After an outstanding career at James B. Dudley High School in Greensboro, N.C., “Curly” moved on to Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, N.C., where he averaged over 23 points per game and led his team to the CIAA title his senior year. [more…]


* Darrell Floyd  2006

After earning All-America honors at Wingate Junior College in 1954, Floyd became a basketball legend at Furman.  He led the NCAA in scoring his junior and senior seasons and was named a first-team All-America both years.  Known for his long-range shooting, he averaged 32.1 points per game and is one of 4 Furman basketball players to have his jersey retired.  Floyd scored a career high 67 points in 1955 and finished with over 40 points in 15 games with Furman.  The Thomasville native died in 2000. [more…]


Jeff Mullins  1983

Basketball All-America at Duke and member of Gold Medal winning Olympic team in 1964. Scored over 13,000 points while with three NBA teams. Selected to three NBA All-Star teams. Had successful tenure as coach at UNC-Charlotte. [more…]


Sam Jones  1969

Finished outstanding basketball career at North Carolina College in 1957 before moving to the NBA where for 12 years he was a clutch shooter for the Boston Celtics. Played in five All-Star Games. Inducted into National Basketball HOF in 1984. [more…]


Billy Packer  1996

All-ACC basketball guard at Wake Forest in 1960s, winning two ACC titles and reaching NCAA Final Four once. Later achieved acclaim as a basketball television broadcaster, first in the ACC and later as analyst for NBC and CBS. [more…]


Eckie Jordan  1990

Member of the Hanes Hosiery 3-time national champion basketball team and 5-time All-America 1950-54). Captain of 1951 All-America team. Teague Award winner and member of the NC Softball HOF and AAU HOF. [more…]


Lou Pucillo  1991

All-America and All-ACC point guard for N.C. State in late 1950s. One of smallest basketball players ever to make All-America. Led Wolfpack to ACC championship in 1959 and was named ACC Player of the Year [more…]


Meadowlark Lemon  1975

Outstanding basketball player at Wilmington’s Williston High School. Went on to become a star attraction for the Harlem Globetrotters and played throughout the world. [more…]


* Sam Ranzino  1981

All-America basketball star at N.C. State, leading Wolfpack to four Southern Conference championships, one NCAA Final Four and two Dixie Classic titles. Was Wolfpack’s second highest scorer of all time in 1981. [more…]


Henry Logan  2000

Basketball legend at Western Carolina from 1965-1968. Scored 50+ points six times and had 60 against Atlantic Christian. Led the nation in scoring in 1968 with 36.2 average. Was first black player at a predominantly white college in the Southeast. [more…]


Lee Shaffer  1993

All-America and All-ACC basketball forward at UNC-Chapel Hill. ACC Player of the Year, first-round pick by Syracuse in 1960 NBA draft and averaged 17 points for three seasons. In 1985 selected by national coaches on Sports Illustrated’s Silver Anniversary All-America team. [more…]


John Lucas  1995

Star in basketball and tennis at Durham Hillside High before going to Maryland where he was All-ACC three years in a row in basketball and twice winner of ACC singles tennis title. Played with six different NBA teams. Coached Spurs and 76ers. [more…]


* Ronnie Shavlik  1979

Two-time All-America, All-ACC center led N.C. State to three straight ACC championships. Scored 1,761 points in three seasons. ACC’s No. 2 career rebounder with 1,598. Scored 55 points against William & Mary in 1955. [more…]


Jack Marin  1998

Duke coach Vic Bubas called him “the most complete basketball player I ever coached.” On Duke’s NCAA Final Four teams (1964 and 1966). Averaged 14.8 points in 11 NBA seasons, six with Baltimore. On 1966 NBA All-Rookie team and two NBA All-Star teams. [more…]


* Belus Smawley  1992

All-America basketball player at Appalachian, led team to two conference titles. NAIA’s MVP in early 1940s. Spent five seasons in NBA with St. Louis, Syracuse and Baltimore. Third best NBA free-throw shooter in 1951 (.850) [more…]


Cedric Maxwell  1998

Kinston native played on two Boston Celtics NBA championship teams in an 11-year career and NBA Playoffs MVP (1981). First round NBA pick with career 12.5 point and 54.6 FG career averages. Led UNC Charlotte to NIT finals (1976) and NCAA Final Four (1967). [more…]


David Thompson  1982

Shelby native called by many the best basketball player in ACC history. Led N.C. State to NCAA title in 1974, and 79-7 record over three seasons. Twice named national college Player of the Year. Played on All-Star teams six times in ABA and NBA. Member of national basketball Hall of Fame. [more…]


Bob McAdoo  1993

Basketball star at Smith High in Greensboro who later played one year at UNC-Chapel Hill. Led Tar Heels to 1972 Final Four. NBA player-of-year in 1975 and league’s leading scorer three times. Played 14 years in pros with seven different teams. [more…]


Buck Williams  2003

Rocky Mount native led his high school basketball team to state title. ACC Rookie of the Year at Maryland (1979). Scored 16,000 points and had 13,000 career rebounds in 17-year NBA career [more…]


Terry Holland  2002

Clinton native who starred on the basketball court at Davidson in the early 1960s, then had outstanding career as coach (1974-90) and AD (1990-95) at Virginia [more…]


* Horace “Bones” McKinney  1970

Basketball standout at Durham High, N.C. State, UNC-Chapel Hill and professionally with Washington Caps and Boston Celtics. Guided Wake Forest to two ACC titles in 8 years. Reached Final Four in 1962. Twice ACC coach-of-year. [more…]


James Worthy  1997

Gastonia native and MVP in the 1982 NCAA Final Four with national champion UNC-Chapel Hill. A first round NBA draft pick who spent 12 seasons with LA Lakers, scoring 16,320 points in 926 games, and earning all-star honors seven times. [more…]


Lou Hudson  1988

Greensboro native who gained All-America basketball honors at Minnesota. Played in the NBA with Hawks and Lakers. All-Pro and played in several All-Star games. Averaged 20 points per game for 13 seasons in the NBA. [more…]


Vic Molodet  2001

All-America guard at NC State and member of three Atlantic Coast Conference championship teams. Made 27 straight free throws, including 16 against Wake Forest. Averaged 18 points per game in his Wolfpack career from 1954-56. [more…]


Bobby Jones  1989

Outstanding basketball career at UNC-Chapel Hill. Earned All-ACC honors in 1974. No. 1 pro draft choice. Stalwart defensive player with Denver of the ABL and Philadelphia 76ers of NBA for 13 years. Made NBA all-defensive team 8 times. [more…]


Tommy Burleson  1996

Newland native was All-America center on N.C. State’s NCAA championship basketball team. Averaged 19 points and 12.7 rebounds in 84 games. Twice named MVP in ACC Tournament. Member of 1972 U.S. Olympic team and a seven-year pro. [more…]


* Jack Cobb  1968

The second All-America basketball player in history at UNC-Chapel Hill, earning the honors three consecutive years, 1924-25-26, when the White Phantoms put together a three-year record of 61-10. National Player-of-Year in 1926 [more…]


Brad Daugherty  2001

Black Mountain native earned All-America honors as a UNC-Chapel Hill basketball player and led the ACC in scoring and rebounding in 1986. Number one draft pick in 1986 by Cleveland. Cavs all-time leading scorer and top five in nine other categories. [more…]


Walter Davis  1996

A Pineville native who posted a 15.7 scoring average at UNC-Chapel Hill. Earned All-ACC and All-America honors. Member of 1976 Gold Medal Olympic team. NBA Rookie-of-Year in 1978 and six-time All-Star in 11 years with Phoenix. Scored 19,521 NBA points. [more…]


Phil Ford  1991

Star athlete at Rocky Mount and All-America at UNC-Chapel Hill. Had 18.6 scoring average in 123 games for Tar Heels. ACC Player-of-Year 1978. First-round draft choice in 1978. NBA Rookie-of-Year 1979. Assistant coach of Tar Heels. [more…]


* Eunies Futch  1990

Member of Hanes Hosiery basketball team which won three consecutive national championships and 102 straight games in the mid 1950s. Basketball All-America teams from 1952-54. Teague Award winner and member NC Softball and AAU HOF. [more…]


Mike Gminski  2003

A two-time basketball All-America at Duke and the 1979 ACC Player of the Year. Still the Blue Devils career rebound leader. Played 7 seasons with the New Jersey Nets and ended his NBA career with Charlotte. [more…]


Dickie Hemric  1972

First Wake Forest All-America basketball player and twice Player-of-Year in ACC. Played two years in Southern Conference and two in ACC. Career records of 2,587 points and 1,802 rebounds are still standing. Played two years in NBA with Boston Celtics [more…]


Walt Bellamy  1984

New Bern native and twice an All-America basketball star at University of Indiana. Member of the 1960 gold medal winning U.S. Olympic team. Had a 13-year pro career, including selection to four NBA All-Star teams. Scored 20.941 points in the NBA. [more…]