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"S" is for Selvy, Franklin Delano [b. 1932]

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"S" is for Selvy, Franklin Delano [b. 1932]. Basketball player. Born in Kentucky, Selvy played his college ball at Furman. He is best known for his high-scoring performances that made national headlines, including 100 points in a 149-95 victory over Newberry. Selvy led all college players in scoring for two seasons; was the first to average more than forty points per game in a single season; and the first to score more than 1,000 points in a single season. He was a three-time All-American and was the 1954 UPI Player of the Year. The number one overall professional draft pick in 1954, he played with the Baltimore Bullets, Saint Louis Hawks, and Los Angeles Lakers. After retiring from professional basketball, Franklin Delano Selvy was the head basketball coach for four seasons at his alma mater.

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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.