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The Forgotten All-Stars

Playing in a time of segregation, some of the best basketball players in the nation starred in relative obscurity. With blacks shut out of North Carolina universities, many went on to success out of state or in other fields. These are a few stories of a handful of African-American basketball players who, in another time, might have become national athletic heroes. Few of their victories and great moments were recorded by the mainstream press. Now, a half century later, we tell you about some of the greatest high school basketball players to ever play in North Carolina: The Forgotten All-Stars.

Footage, interviews, stills and editing: Travis Long

Read the stories:
Lawrence Dunn: In the limelight at last
Paul Grier: The best in his city
Reginald ‘Hawk’ Ennis: ‘The greatest’
Harvey Heartley: Denied a chance to go to NCSU
John ‘Goat’ Bullock: A champion, a mystery
Stephens-Lee High: Led by star trio to title

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