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Harold E. "Hal" Greer

A 6-foot-2 fantastically athletic guard, Hal Greer had a sweet-shooting touch and was deadly on the fast break. Greer's career was an assault on the NBA record books. At the time of his enshrinement, he ranked among the top ten all-time in points scored (21,586), field goal attempts (18,811), field goals made (8,504), minutes played (39,788), and personal fouls (3,825). In a 15-year career, Greer averaged 19.2 points per game - eight seasons of 20 points or more - and recorded 4,540 career assists. At Marshall University, Greer became the first African-American to play for a major college team in West Virginia. He developed an accurate one-hand jump shot, and set Marshall's career record for field goal percentage at .545. Greer was named All-Conference in 1957 and 1958. The only player to jump shoot his free throws, the productive Greer had logged 1,122 games when he retired from the NBA in 1973, setting another league record.

Enshrined

1982

Born

June 26, 1936 Huntington, WV

College

Marshall

Professional Career

Philadelphia 76ers Syracuse Nationals Philadelphia Kings

Career Stats

6' 2" HEIGHT
G/F POSITION
1 NBA CHAMPIONSHIP
10x NBA ALLSTAR
7x ALL-NBA SECOND TEAM
ALL-TIME LEADING SCORER
FOR THE 76ers