Mel Payton

 

Mel Payton

High School: Martinsville 1944

College: TULANE UNIVERSITY 1951

Inducted 2006

Played varsity basketball four years for Martinsville ... all-conference two years ... leading scorer and rebounder senior year ... averaged 18.9 points per game senior year ... Indiana All Star 1944 ... 1945-46 member of the undefeated Camp Hood basketball team ...  four year starter at Tulane ... 1951 Collegiate All-American ... 100 games 74-26 record ... scored 1,166 points ... set single game (31) and season (426) rebound record in 1951 ... East All-Star Team, All-Southeastern Conference and All-Southern Conference in 1951 ... Tulane Athletic Hall of Fame in 1985 ... played professionally for the Philadelphia Warriors 1951-52 and Indianapolis Olympians 1952-53 ... teacher and basketball coach 35 years at high school and junior high level.

Mel Payton


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