CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV/AP) - Former Charlotte Hornets coach and High Point University basketball legend Gene Littles has died at age 78.
Littles, who died on Sept. 9, was the all-time leading scorer in High Point men’s basketball history. He was a three-time NAIA All-American between 1965 and 1969. He also leads High Point’s program in field goals and free throws made.
“We are saddened by the passing of another legend of our High Point University Athletic family in Gene Littles’, Coach Smith said. “Gene was the best player in High Point University Basketball history. He was a true gentleman, a great competitor, and a classy individual. He was a role model for me and many other collegiate and professional athletes. Gene was a proud ambassador for our alma mater and he represented the values of High Point University throughout his career. We will always remember Gene and honor his legacy. Our sincerest condolences and best wishes to his family, friends, and loved ones.”
Littles played in the American Basketball Association before turning to coaching, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers as an interim coach before going to the Hornets.
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