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Feb 23 Fred Curly Neal

Fred “Curly” Neal is best known for his career with the Harlem Globetrotters, instantly recognizable with his shaved head. He was born  in Greensboro, North Carolina, he attended Greensboro-Dudley High School. Neal went to Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina. At Smith, he averaged 23.1 points a game and was named All-CIAA guard. Neal played for 22 seasons (1963–85) with the Globetrotters, appearing in more than 6,000 games in 97 countries. His shaved head earned him his nickname, a reference to the Three Stooges’ Curly Howard, and made him one of the most recognizable Globetrotters.

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