"E" is for English, Alexander [b. 1954]

Nov 10, 2017

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"E" is for English, Alexander [b. 1954]. Basketball player. A graduate of Dreher High School in Columbia, English play college basketball for the University of South Carolina and became the 4th USC player to have his jersey [#22] retired. In the National Basketball Association he played with the Milwaukee Bucks, Indiana Pacers, and the Denver Nuggets. The fluent run-and-shoot style of Nuggets' Coach Doug Moe was tailor-made for English's smooth game. By the end of his career in Denver in 1990, English had become the most prolific scorer of the 1980s. He won the scoring championship in 1982-1983, played in eight all-star games, scored 2000 or more points in eight straight seasons, and led his team to nine play-off spots. Alexander English was inducted into the National Basketball Association Hall of Fame in 1997.