Hal Greer was the first African American scholarship athlete ever at Marshall University, and did he ever leave a mark.
A Marshall hall-of-famer that played much larger than his 6'2" frame, he went on to a remarkable career in the NBA -- a 10-time all-star, who helped his 76'ers to the NBA title in 1967. He was named as one of the 50 greatest players in the NBA in 1996.
His name lives on on one of Huntington's major thoroughfares: Hal Greer Boulevard.
"We were driving down 64 on our way in here, and right across the street I saw the sign 'Hal Green Boulevard' and it brought chills to my body -- it was a great feeling," said Greer.
Hal Greer, a trailblazer in college and the NBA, paved his own road to stardom in the basketball world.