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“E” is for English, Alexander (b. 1954)

“E” is for English, Alexander (b. 1954). Basketball player. A native of Columbia, English played college basketball for the University of South Carolina. In 1976 he was drafted as a second- round pick in the NBA draft. After playing for the Milwaukee Bucks and the Indiana Pacers, he was trades to the Denver Nuggets. By the end of his career in Denver in 1990, English had become the most prolific scorer of the 1980s—scoring 2,000 or more points in eight straight seasons. After retiring, he worked for the NBA Players Association in several capacities. He is a member of the USC Athletic Hall of Fame and the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame. Alexander English was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 1997, his first year of eligibility, and served on its board of directors.

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Dr. Walter Edgar has two programs on South Carolina Public Radio: Walter Edgar's Journal, and South Carolina from A to Z. Dr. Edgar received his B.A. degree from Davidson College in 1965 and his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina in 1969. After two years in the army (including a tour of duty in Vietnam), he returned to USC as a post-doctoral fellow of the National Archives, assigned to the Papers of Henry Laurens.