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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Dereck Whittenburg
Morgan Wootten has received many awards in recognition of his long and successful coaching career at DeMatha High School.
Elvin Hayes hasn't visited the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame since his induction in 1990, and he even turns down invitations to attend special events affiliated with it.
Lorenzo Charles is being remembered for more than just a last-second dunk that remains one of the NCAA tournament's signature moments.
Lorenzo Charles was remembered Saturday for more than a last-second dunk that remains one of the NCAA tournament's signature moments.
He never quite believed it himself.
It's one of the most lasting images from the NCAA basketball tournament.
Lorenzo Charles, the hero from North Carolina State's stunning national championship game win in 1983, was killed Monday when an empty bus he was driving for Elite Coach crashed along Interstate 40 in Raleigh.
Lorenzo Charles, the muscular forward whose last-second dunk gave underdog North Carolina State a stunning win in the 1983 national college championship game, was killed Monday when a bus he was driving crashed along a highway, a company official said.
He says the first step in getting Lewis into the Hall of Fame is spreading word of mouth.
"Of course, one of the criteria is winning championships," said Whittenburg, now an ESPN analyst. "But he's got such a legacy. Before that game, we (N.C. State) understood what he did with that Houston program, what a team that was."