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Frank Selvy

Basketball 1951-54

Furman University

2009 Southern Conference Hall of Fame Inductee


Frank Selvy was the first player in NCAA history to score 1,000 points in a season and later became the first to average more than 40 points per game. And on February 13, 1954, he became the first and only NCAA player to score 100 points in a single game.

By the time he departed Furman, Selvy had become one of the greatest basketball players in SoCon history. He was a three-time All-American and was twice voted Player of the Year in the Conference. In 1954 he was named national Player of the Year by the UPI wire service.

Selvy led the NCAA in scoring as a junior and repeated that achievement as a senior, when he averaged 41.7 points per game. With Selvy in their lineup, the Paladins won 74 percent of their games. With 2,538 career points, he remains the leading scorer in Furman history and fourth all-time.

The No. 1 overall pick of the 1954 NBA draft, Selvy enjoyed a 9-year career in professional basketball,  playing in two NBA All-Star games and two NBA championship finals.

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