February 27, 1961 James Ager Worthy, hall of fame basketball player, was born in Gastonia, North Carolina. Worthy was an All-American high school basketball player and after graduating enrolled at the University of North Carolina. In 1982, Worthy was an All-American and co-College Player of the Year. That year, he also led UNC to the […]
April 18, 2005 Clarence Edward “Big House” Gaines, Sr., Hall of Fame college basketball coach, died. Gaines was born May 21, 1923 in Paducah, Kentucky and attended Lincoln High School where he excelled academically and athletically, graduating as class salutatorian in 1941. Gaines earned his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Morgan State College […]
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