The NC Sports Hall of Fame opened its doors to nine new members Thursday night. A wide variety of sports was represented, including basketball, hockey, swimming, football and motorsports.
The inductees (In order they appear on the video):
Antawn Jamison (Charlotte)
Won National Player of the Year honors in 1998 at the University of North Carolina. Starred on Dean Smith's last team and Bill Guthridge's first team. Fourth pick overall in the 1998 NBA draft. Scored 51 points in consecutive games in the NBA.
Was captain of the Carolina Hurricanes, which became the first professional team in the state of North Carolina to win a championship of the four major professional sports. Scored 31 goals and 39 assists in 2005-06 season. Led the team to a franchise record 52 wins that season. He led the NHL with 12 goals during the 2006 Stanley Cup Playoffs culminating with the Stanley Cup in Game 7 over the Edmonton Oilers.
David Fox (Raleigh)
One of the most decorated swimmers in the state. In high school, Fox captured one team, three relay and three individual titles. In 1988, he was named boys' swimming NCHSAA Athlete of the Year. Rewrote the record books at NC State and the ACC in swimming. Competed nationally, internationally and Olympics after college. Ranked No. 1 in the world in the 50-meter freestyle in 1995.
Susan Yow (Gibsonville)
After a standout career in high school, played all four years under her sister, Kay Yow, at NC State. She still holds the record for 27 rebounds in a game while at NC State. Currently head women's basketball coach at Queens University in Charlotte.
Haywood Jeffires (Greensboro)
Starred at Page High School in football and basketball. Played wide receiver at NC State. Houston Oilers drafted Jeffires 20th pick overall in the 1987 NFL draft and went to play 10 years in the NFL for the Oilers.
Eric "Sleepy' Floyd (Gastonia)
Won 4A State Basketball title in high school and went on to star at Georgetown under John Thompson. Floyd played 13 seasons in the NBA.
Freddy Johnson (Greensboro)
Coaches basketball and serves as Athletics Director at Greensboro Day School where he has a record of 958-279 as of this past season, a 77.4 win percentage. There have been 154 conference and 40 state championship teams during his 39 years as Athletics Director at GDS.
James "Rabbit" Fulghum (Rock Ridge)
Nickname given to him by his high school coach because of his quickness. Coached numerous sports in high school. Coached in Greene County for 38 years.
Ray Price (Johnston County)
Earned worldwide fame as a motorcycle drag racer and "The Father of the Funnybike." Career spanned five decades. Innovations included designing the first wheelie bar for motorcycles. His drag racing accomplishments include winning 46 national events and setting 51 records. Price passed away in December 2015.
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Jamison, Jeffires, Yow among NC Sports HOF inductees