Harold Hunter on Recruiting White Athletes to HBCUs
Harold Hunter, an iconic figure in black college basketball and American sports history, died today at the age of 86. He is best known for being the first African-American to sign an NBA contract, and to serve on the coaching staff of a US Olympic team. But he was also a standout basketball coach at Tennessee State University, and had a decent stop at Xavier University in Louisiana.
While at XULA, he compiled a 29-29 overall record and dropped this jewel on the prospect of recruiting white athletes to HBCUs. Question is – are we there yet?