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125 McGirts Bridge Road
|Motto||"Words, not deeds"|
|Head of school||F.H. McDuffie, Jr.|
Laurinburg Institute is a historic African American preparatory school in Laurinburg, North Carolina. The school was founded in 1904 by Emmanuel Monty and Tinny McDuffie at the request of Booker T. Washington.
The school is particularly noted for its output of highly accomplished alumni, as well as a rich basketball tradition, having produced several All-Americans.
- Antonio Anderson, NBA player
- Renaldo Balkman, NBA player
- Spider Bennett, ABA player
- Joe Budden, broadcaster, songwriter, and former rapper
- Wes Covington, MLB player
- Charlie Davis, NBA player
- Joey Dorsey, NBA player
- Robert Dozier, PBA player
- Arvydas Eitutavičius, Lithuanian professional basketball player
- Mike Evans, NBA player and coach
- Dizzy Gillespie, musician
- Chris Johnson, NBA player
- Sam Jones, member of the Basketball Hall of Fame, 10x NBA champion and 5x NBA All-Star
- Earl "The Goat" Manigault, street basketball player
- Grachan Moncur III, jazz trombonist
- Magnum Rolle, Bahamian professional basketball player
- Charlie Scott, member of the Basketball Hall of Fame, 3x NBA All-Star and NBA champion in 1976
- Jimmy Walker, NBA player
- Chris Washburn, NBA player
- Dexter Westbrook, ABA player
- Shawne Williams, NBA player
- Antonio Anderson Stats. Basketball-Reference. Retrieved September 14, 2019.
- Charlie Davis Stats. Basketball-Reference. Retrieved September 14, 2019.
- Brown, Claude (1980-02-03). "In Love With the Trumpet; Dizzy Author's Query". New York Times. p. BR4.
At 16, the future father of bebop entered Laurinburg Institute... In 1935 he left Laurinburg Institute and joined his family at their new home...