Tommy Burleson

Basketball
Inducted: 1996
  • Born in 1952, Avery County‚Äč
  • Basketball standout at NC State
  • Helped State win 1974 NCAA title
  • Named first-team All-ACC in 1972, 1973, second-team in 1974
  • Led ACC in rebounding 1972 and 1973
  • Honored as ACC Tournament Outstanding Player 1973 and 1974
  • Named UPI second-team All-American in 1974
  • Averaged 19 points and 12.7 rebounds for college career
  • Played six seasons with three teams in the NBA
  • Averaged 9.4 points per game in 446 pro contests
  • At 7 ft. 4 in., the tallest member of NCSHOF