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Hal Greer
Hal Greer

Born: June 26, 1936 (age 82) in Huntington

Hal Greer

Basketball Shooting guard

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Harold Everett Greer is a retired American professional basketball player.

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

He played college basketball at Marshall University and was drafted by the Syracuse Nationals of the NBA in 1958.

Greer played for Syracuse for five seasons, raising his scoring average to 22.8 points a game in 1961.

He was selected for the NBA All-Star team that year.

In 1963, the Syracuse Nationals moved to Philadelphia to become the Philadelphia 76ers.

There, Greer became well known as a teammate of Wilt Chamberlain, and starred on the powerful 1966-67 team that ended the eight-year championship reign of the Bill Russell-led Boston Celtics.

In the 76ers' 15 playoff games that season, Greer averaged a team-best 27.7 points.

Greer had an unusual but highly effective free throw technique, shooting a jump shot from the charity stripe.

He is usually considered the third-best guard of the 1960s, behind Oscar Robertson and Jerry West.

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.


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