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Hal Greer
Hal Greer
Personal information
Born Harold Everett Greer
June 26, 1936
Huntington, West Virginia
Died April 14, 2018 (aged 81)
Arizona
Nationality American
Physical stats
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 175 lbs (79 kg)
Career information
High school Douglass (Huntington, West Virginia)
College Marshall (1955–1958)
NBA Draft 1958 / Round: 2 / Pick: 13th overall
Selected by the Syracuse Nationals
Playing career 1958–1973 (15 years)
Position Guard / Forward
Career history
1958–1973 Syracuse Nationals
Career highlights and awards
  • NBA champion (1967)
  • 10× NBA All-Star (19611970)
  • NBA All-Star Game MVP (1968)
  • 7× All-NBA Second Team (1963–1969)
  • Philadelphia 76ers all-time leading scorer
  • No. 15 retired by the Philadelphia 76ers
  • NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team
  • First-team All-MAC (1958)
Career NBA statistics

Points 21,586 (19.2 ppg)
Rebounds 5,665 (5.0 rpg)
Assists 4,540 (4.0 apg)


Harold Everett Greer (June 26, 1936 – April 14, 2018) was an American professional basketball player. He played college basketball at Marshall University and was drafted by the Syracuse Nationals of the NBA in 1958. He is usually considered the third-best guard of the 1960s.


Early years

Born in Huntington, West Virginia, Greer attended Douglass Junior and Senior High School in Huntington.

NBA career

The Syracuse Nationals selected Greer with the 13th selection in the 1958 NBA draft.

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