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November 28, 2013

Hall of Fame video interview: Tommy Burleson

2013 NC State Hall of Fame inductee Tommy Burleson, a former All-American center and member of the 1974 NCAA Championship squad, took some time to talk with The Wolfpacker and other media members about his time in Raleigh before he was inducted into the Hall of Fame on Nov. 22, 2013.

Burleson's biography (courtesy of NC State)


AP All-American (1973)
USBWA All-American (1973)
Universal Sports All-American (1973)
UPI All-American (1973)
NABC All-American (1973)
Sporting News All-American (1973)
Basketball Weekly All-American (1973)
UPI All-American (1974)
Three-time All-ACC selection
Two-time Everett Case Award recipient as MVP of ACC Tournament

Individual Records

Ranks 10th in program history in scoring (1,598)
Second all-time leading rebounder in program history (1,066)
Two-time leading scorer, three-time leading rebounder

Team Records

1974 NCAA Championship
1974 ACC Championship with 30-1 record
1973 ACC Championship with 27-0 record

General Information

Helped lead the Wolfpack to back-to-back ACC titles and the 1974 NCAA Championship, breaking UCLA's streak of an NCAA-record seven straight championships.
Member of the 1972 U.S. Olympic basketball team.
Led the ACC in rebounding in 1972 and 1973.
Had 38 points and 13 rebounds in the 1974 ACC Championship versus Maryland.
Team posted a 73-11 mark during his three-year varsity career.

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