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41. Charlie Scott
Charlie Scott was one of those players that nobody seems to remember how good he really was.  A great scorer in both the ABA and NBA, Scott was also a key member of the 1976 Celtics who won the championship.  Scott could do it all; a great ball handler (4.9 assists per game for his career) and solid defender, Scott is best remembered as one of the first big guards in league history.  At 6 feet 5, Scott used his size to his advantage and became a matchup that opposing teams found impossible to defend especially in the ABA where one year he averaged 34.6 points per game.  Scott is a member of the all-time ABA team even though he only played two seasons there.  A 20.7 career scoring average in both leagues, Scott’s chances of getting in really depend on if the committee does start to recognize some of the contributions of the ABA players.  Though he wasn't there long, Scott was one of the stars of that league.  Larry Scott is also the first African-American scholarship athlete at the University of North Carolina where he starred for three years and was a member of the 1968 Olympic Gold Medal Team.



Should Charlie Scott be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 75.5%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 12.2%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 6.1%
No opinion. - 2%
No way! - 4.1%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: New York City, New York, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Wednesday, 01 January 1986
  • Position: Shooting Guard
  • Played For: Denver Nuggets, Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, Virginia Squires (ABA)
  • College: North Carolina
  • Drafted: 7th Round, 106th Overall in 1970
  • Major Accolades and Awards: ABA Rookie of the Year (1970-71)
    ABA All Star Teams (2) (1971 & 1972)
    NBA All Star Teams (3) (1973, 1974 & 1975)
    First Team All ABA Selection (1) (1970-71)
    Second Team All ABA Selection (1) (1971-72)
    Most Field Goals (1) (ABA) (1971-72)
    Most Points Per Game (1) (ABA) (1971-72)
    ACC Athlete of the Year (1) (1970) 
    Olympic Gold Medalist (1) (U.S.A. 1968)
    Championship Rings: (1) (Boston Celtics, 1975-76)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Minutes Played (1) (ABA) (1970-71)
    Top Ten Finishes: Field Goals (4) (ABA) (1970-71 & 1971-72) (NBA) (1972-73 & 1974-75)
    Top Ten Finishes: Free Throws (3) (ABA) (1970-71 & 1971-72) (NBA) (1972-73)
    Top Ten Finishes: Assists (2) (ABA) (1970-71) (NBA) (1972-73)
    Top Ten Finishes: Points (3) (ABA) (1970-71 & 1971-72) (NBA) (1972-73)
    Top Ten Finishes: Points per Game (4) (ABA) (1970-71 & 1971-72) (NBA) (1972-73 & 1973-74)
    Top Ten Finishes: Minutes per Game (1) (ABA) (1971-72)
    Top Ten Finishes: Assists per Game (3) (ABA) (1970-71 & 1971-72) (NBA) (1972-73)
    Top Ten Finishes: PER (1) (ABA) (1971-72)
  • Notable All-time Rankings: 48. Points per Game: 20.7

Should Charlie Scott be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 75.5%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 12.2%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 6.1%
No opinion. - 2%
No way! - 4.1%

Comments   

+4 #1 Mike Anderson 2013-10-22 06:56
If people ever saw him play, they would realize he belongs in the HOF. I was a student at Carolina when he played there and he was outstanding. Look at his career numbers in the ABA and NBA. They're great. Please vote him in. He deserves it.
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