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?