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The History of Integration of Sports at West Virginia University

Carl Head

Forward, (Years played- 1966-1967) Washington D.C.

Carl attended Phelps High School after which he went to Dodge City ( Kans. ) Junior College. While there he paced Dodge City with a 22.3 points average his sophomore year. Head was considered a "leaper" who also earned Junior College All-American first team selection his both his freshman and sophomore year. He was regarded by many as the best player in the 1965 National Junior College Tournament. After graduating he chose West Virginia because he wanted to be nearer home. Going into his junior year he was listed to play forward although he could have been used in the pivot as well. It was believed that he played spectacularly in spurts but was a team man and fast aloof on his feet. He also had a wonderful knack for scoring in close and was quick and moves in all directions. That year he averaged 13.9 points per game and led the team with a 53.5 shooting percentage which ranked 26 th in the nation. His top scores that season were 28 against Syracuse and 26 against NYU. He also made the all opponent second teams of Syracuse and North Carolina and William and Mary. Going into his senior year he was considered an exciting and valuable player.


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