Henry Logan (basketball)
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March 14, 1946 |
Asheville, North Carolina
|Listed height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Listed weight||180 lb (82 kg)|
(Asheville, North Carolina)
|College||Western Carolina (1964–1968)|
|NBA draft||1968 / Round: 4 / Pick: 38th overall|
|Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics|
|Position||Shooting guard / Point guard|
|1968–1970||Oakland Oaks / Washington Caps|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
After high school Logan became the first African-American collegiate athlete in the history of North Carolina and perhaps at any predominantly white institution in the southeastern United States when he enrolled at and played basketball for Western Carolina University.
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, and he holds the record for most points in a season (1,049), a career (3,290) and highest career points average (30.7).
Logan led the nation in scoring for the 1967-68 season, when he averaged 36.2 points a game.
Logan helped the United States take the gold medal in the 1967 Pan American Games.
Despite averaging 11.6 points per game throughout his professional career, his 1969-70 season with the Washington Caps was Logan's final full professional season. He did appear in one game, briefly, for the Virginia Squires during the 1971 ABA Playoffs, scoring one point on a free throw.
In 2000, the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame inducted Logan as member of its 37th class. Others in his induction class included Duke head basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski and Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson.
- Henry Logan page at DatabaseBasketball.com Archived 2007-10-07 at the Wayback Machine.
- BasketballReference.com Henry Logan page
- Worth Corn, 'Breaking the Color Barrier in Little Old Cullowhee', Catamount Tales: The History of Western Carolina University
- Henry Logan Basketball page
- RememberTheABA.com 1968-69 Season page Archived 2007-10-17 at the Wayback Machine.