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Charlie Scott News & Bio


Name:Charlie Scott
Hometown:New York, NY
High School:Laurinburg Institute
Born:December 15, 1948 (69)
Height/Weight:6-5, 175
Position:G/F
Notes:Basketball Hall-of-Fame; 2x NCAA All-American; 3x NBA All-Star; Olympic Gold Medalist
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Charlie Scott Inducted Into the Basketball Hall of Fame
In the closing number of one of my all-time favorite children’s movies, The Muppet Christmas Carol, a newly reformed Ebenezer Scrooge tells us, “If you...

Chansky’s Notebook: A Chance To Shine
Charlie Scott was humble and brilliant. The first black scholarship athlete at UNC and the first true basketball star in the ACC was finally inducted...

Hall of Fame wait lifted off of Charlie Scott’s shoulders
Charlie Scott has been overshadowed for decades, despite his remarkable story. He was the first African-American scholarship athlete at UNC, and a member of the...

Charlie Scott, Grant Hill enter the Basketball Hall of Fame
There have been better players in the history of UNC basketball but none more important than "Great Scott." Charlie Scott found his rightful place in...

Video: Charlie Scott’s Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Speech
North Carolina basketball legend and ACC trailblazer Charlie Scott delivers his speech upon being enshrined to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as part...

Charlie Scott was an NBA pioneer and part of Celtics championship team
Charlie Scott, who is being inducted alongside more contemporary honorees, was a member of the 1976 Celtics team. Boston defeated the Phoenix Suns (for whom...

Video: Grant Hill Discusses the Legacy and Influence of Charlie Scott
Former NBA and Duke basketball player Grant Hill reflects on the trail blazed by North Carolina basketball legend Charlie Scott at the 2018 Naismith Basketball...

Charlie Scott: A little young white boy once told me "When I'm in the backyard, I'm Charlie Scott."
Charlie Scott, who was the first African-American to play basketball at The University of North Carolina from 1967-70 and also earned two All-American and three...

Charlie Scott's influence as integration pioneer at North Carolina still being felt
Even as a young man, the burden Charlie Scott was carrying wasn't lost on him. In 1967, Scott, a native of New York became the...

Lucas: Big Night For Charlie Scott
Charlie Scott wasn't waiting on a phone call from the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame because, well, that was up to other people. He didn't...


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