Hal Greer

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Harold Everett Greer (June 26, 1936 – April 14, 2018) was an American professional basketball player.wikipedia
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Marshall Thundering Herd men's basketball

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He enrolled at Marshall University and played college basketball for the Marshall Thundering Herd's basketball team, becoming the first African American to play for a public college in West Virginia.
Notable former Marshall basketball players include NBA and Marshall Hall of Famer Hal Greer, who was named as one of the NBA's 50 best players of all time.

List of NBA All-Stars

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A guard, Greer was a 10-time NBA All-Star and was named to the All-NBA Second Team seven times.

50 Greatest Players in NBA History

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He was named to the NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team and he had his uniform number retired by the 76ers.
As of 2019, Wilt Chamberlain, Dave DeBusschere, Paul Arizin, Hal Greer, John Havlicek, George Mikan, Bill Sharman, Moses Malone, Dolph Schayes and Nate Thurmond have all died.

Philadelphia 76ers

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He was named to the NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team and he had his uniform number retired by the 76ers. He played for the Syracuse Nationals / Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1958 through 1973. The Syracuse Nationals selected Greer with the 13th selection in the 1958 NBA draft.
The 76ers have had a prominent history, with many of the greatest players in NBA history having played for the organization, including Wilt Chamberlain, Hal Greer, Billy Cunningham, Julius Erving, Andrew Toney, Moses Malone, Charles Barkley, and Allen Iverson.

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A guard, Greer was a 10-time NBA All-Star and was named to the All-NBA Second Team seven times.

1958 NBA draft

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The Syracuse Nationals selected Greer with the 13th selection in the 1958 NBA draft.
Three players from this draft, Elgin Baylor, Guy Rodgers and Hal Greer, have been inducted to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

1968 NBA All-Star Game

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Greer played in 10 NBA All-Star Games and was the MVP of the 1968 game when he went 8-for-8 from the field and scored 21 points, a record-breaking 19 in one quarter.

Douglass Junior and Senior High School

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Born in Huntington, West Virginia, Greer attended Douglass Junior and Senior High School in Huntington.

Wilt Chamberlain

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There, Greer teamed with Wilt Chamberlain on the 1966–67 team that won the NBA championship.
After the trade Chamberlain found himself on a promising Sixers team that included guards Hal Greer, a future Hall-of-Famer, and talented role players Larry Costello, Chet Walker and Lucious Jackson.

NBA All-Star Game

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Greer played in 10 NBA All-Star Games and was the MVP of the 1968 game when he went 8-for-8 from the field and scored 21 points, a record-breaking 19 in one quarter.

Huntington, West Virginia

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Born in Huntington, West Virginia, Greer attended Douglass Junior and Senior High School in Huntington.
The park is about 10 mi south of the Hal Greer exit (Exit 11) of Interstate 64.

West Virginia Route 10

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Greer's hometown has honored his success by holding "Hal Greer Day" in 1966, and by renaming 16th Street, which carries West Virginia Route 10 as the main artery between the campus/downtown area and Interstate 64, as "Hal Greer Boulevard" in 1978.
In Huntington, portions of the highway are named Troy Brown Way and Hal Greer Boulevard in honor of two notable local professional athletes.

1967–68 NBA season

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The Sixers had six scorers over 11 per game, and were again based around their four leading scorers: Chamberlain, Hal Greer, Billy Cunningham, and Chet Walker.

1966–67 Philadelphia 76ers season

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The 76ers also had three other players around the 20-point-per-game mark that season in Hal Greer with 22 points, and Chet Walker and Billy Cunningham, both with 19 points.

1966–67 NBA season

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The 76ers also had three other players around the 20 point-per-game mark this year in Hal Greer with 22 points, Chet Walker and Billy Cunningham, both with 19 points.

1962–63 NBA season

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Coach Alex Hannum's club were led by the trio of center Johnny Kerr, promising young forward Lee Shaffer and guard Hal Greer.

1968–69 NBA season

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Guard Hal Greer also picked up some of the slack.

List of NBA players who have spent their entire career with one franchise

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