College and pro player, coach. Starred on Durham High School teams that won 69 straight games and three consecutive state titles. Graduated in 1940, entered N.C. State. Led SC in scoring, 1942. Drafted into army; discharged, 1946. Finished college at UNC. Led UNC to second-place finish in NCAA Tournament. Played with Washington Capitols of Basketball Association of America, 1946 until club folded in January 1951. Completed that season and next season with Boston Celtics. Player-coach, 1950–1951. Pro average 9.4 points per game. First-team all-BAA, 1948; second-team all-BAA, 1949. Assistant coach at Wake Forest, 1952–1957, while attending Southeastern Baptist Seminary, and head coach, 1957–1965. Coached school to 1961–1962 ACC titles, third-place in 1962 NCAA Tournament. Record of 122-94. Coached ABA Carolina Cougars to 42-42 record, 1970. Retired mid-season 1971 with 17-25 mark. After coaching, became college basketball broadcaster. Born 1919, Lowlands, raised Durham. Died 1997.
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