Sad news for the Wolfpack basketball family today, as Charles Shackleford was found dead at his home in Kinston. He was only 50 years old. The cause of death has not yet been determined, according to the Kinston police.
Shackleford spent three seasons in Raleigh, and averaged 16.6 points and 9.6 rebounds per game as a senior. He also spent six years in the NBA, the last of those with Charlotte in 1999.
He was well before my time, but folks who were at NC State in the mid-80s have been sharing stories today. Good stuff from Tim Peeler on Shack (the third story is hilarious):