American basketball player, Hal Greer, Died at 81

Harold Everett Greer was born in 1936, in Huntington, West Virginia and died in 2018.

He was an American retired professional basketball player.

Greer attended Douglass Junior and Senior High School in Huntington.

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

His hometown has honored his success 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.”

During 1982, Greer was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame along with Slater Martin, Frank Ramsey, Willis Reed, coach Clarence Gaines, and contributor Alva Duer.

He was recognized as one of the first African-American athletes enshrined in a major sports hall of fame from West Virginia.

He died at 81 years old.