February 9, 1956 - On this day in history in the NCSHOF, basketball great Phil Ford was born in Rocky Mount. Ford starred in high school at Rocky Mount and went on to score a whopping 2,290 points during his great career at UNC. He played seven years in the NBA and had an excellent stint as a college and pro basketball assistant coach. His number 12 is retired by UNC.
He was inducted into the NCSHOF in 1991.