RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Tennessee males’s basketball coach Rick Barnes, former NBA star and Vanderbilt males’s basketball coach Jerry Stackhouse and former PGA Tour golfer Curtis Unusual headline this yr’s class for the North Carolina Sports activities Corridor of Fame.
The hall released its 15-member class Tuesday forward of their formal induction on April 21.
Barnes is a local of Hickory who beforehand coached at Clemson and Texas earlier than his present stint with the Volunteers. Stackhouse is from Kinston and performed in faculty at North Carolina earlier than an extended NBA profession.
Unusual performed in faculty at Wake Forest and led the Demon Deacons to the 1974 nationwide championship whereas claiming the person title, then went on to win 17 titles on the PGA Tour. He additionally performed on six U.S. Ryder Cup groups and has labored as a TV golf commentator.
The category additionally consists of Bob “Stonewall” Jackson, who turned the primary Black participant from a traditionally Black faculty or college to be drafted by an NFL crew. Jackson was a World Conflict II veteran who returned to play 4 years at what’s now North Carolina A&T, and in addition went on to teach at Johnson C. Smith and North Carolina Central.