Eight new members going into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame and you have to like Dwight Durante(Catawba College) headed that way

There are eight new members going into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame and if you followed Carolinas Conference college basketball like I did back in the day, when you hear that Dwight Durante, from Catawba College, is going into the Hall you have to admit that you begin to open up a little bit and a smile comes to your face, when you remember back to Durante, Gene Littles over at High Point College, Henry Logan up at Western Carolina, Tommy Cole down at Elon College, David Smith over at Guilford College and all of those greats from back in the late 60’s and the early 70’s on the Carolinas Conference basketball trail…

You can learn more about all of the new members going into the Hall of Fame when you CLICK HERE.
Mike Fox, Chasity Melvin, Caulton Tudor, among the others going into the Hall…

The inside on Dwight Durante from inside the News and Record on-line is available below….www.greensboro.com….Link above on the new Hall members is from the News and Record….

DWIGHT DURANTE: The 5-8 product of West Charlotte High School, averaged 29.4 points a game in his career at Catawba College. Dwight holds Catawba records for most career points as well as for most points in a game (58) and highest single season scoring average (32.1). He is the third of three highly talented Black stars of his era in the Carolinas Conference that included Henry Logan and Gene Littles. Dwight toured for a time as a star for the Harlem Globetrotters, then became a teacher in Fayetteville. He now lives in Charlotte.

Here is just a neat bit of info on Henry Logan from Wikipedia:
The Western Carolina University Board of Trustees wrote that Logan was “the first African-American basketball player to be recruited by and play for a predominantly white institution in the Southeast”.

At WCU Logan scored 60 points in a game against Atlantic Christian in 1967….

Logan led the nation in scoring for the 1967-68 season, when he averaged 36.2 points a game