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On this Date 1942 - HOF Fred "Curly" Neal Born in Greensboro

By Rick Strunk - NCSHOF Director of Student-Athlete Program, 05/19/22, 5:00AM EDT


On this day in history, Fred “Curly” Neal was born in Greensboro.

May 19, 1942 - On this day in history in the NCSHOF, Fred “Curly” Neal was born in Greensboro.  A Greensboro Dudley High School star, Neal was a hoop standout at Johnson C. Smith University before embarking on a great career with the Harlem Globetrotters, spanning 22 seasons. The dribbling wizard played in more than 6,000 games with the Trotters. Neal joined the NCSHOF in 2008.

Fred "Curly" Neal - NCSHOF