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Charles Slack

Wanted to pursue a college football career but nagging injuries made him switch to basketball - the result as a career at Marshall University that twice carried him to the Mid-American Conference and national rebounding records that are still standing. During the 1954-55 cage season he hauled down a NCAA record 25.6 rebounds a game and for his career with the Thundering Herd, Slack averaged 17.7 points and an amazing 21.8 rebounds. In 1960, as a member of the Goodyear Wingfoots, he established two National Industrial Basketball League records in a single game when he scored 42 points and grabbed 35 rebounds against the Tuck Tapes. Slack also was an alternate of the 1960 U.S. Olympic team.

Inducted 1975 | Basketball