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Charles Hardnett

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Charles Hardnett, Grambling

Hardnett was a three-time first team All-American.  He was also a two-time first team All-Southwestern Athletic Conference selection and twice a second team selection.  Additionally, he was selected as the MVP of the 1961 NAIA Tournament.  He finished his career with 2,289 points for a 20.1 average and 2,068 rebounds for an 18.1 average.  He also had a 58.6% career field goal percentage.  He averaged 23.7 points and 19.7 rebounds and had a 59.6% field goal percentage in 1962.  He averaged 22.4 points and 19.8 rebounds and had a 57.8% field goal percentage in 1961.  He averaged 19.6 points and 14.9 rebounds and had a 61.8% field goal percentage in 1960.  He averaged 14.4 points and 17.3 rebounds and had a 55.6% field goal percentage in 1959.  He led Grambling St. to two SWAC championships and three NAIA Tournament appearances, including the quarterfinals in 1960 and the national championship in 1961.  He was inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame in 1973.

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