Marshall basketball legend Hal Greer dies

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - NBA Legend Hal Greer has died, that's according to the Philadelphia 76ers twitter page.

Greer, who is a former NBA Champion with Philadelphia and a member of the Marshall Thundering Herd, broke the color barrier back in the 1950's.

He was the first African-American to play at a state university in West Virginia.

According to Marshall University, Greer scored 1,377 points and hauled in 765 rebounds.

He was picked in the second round of the 1958 NBA Draft by the Syracuse nationals, who later became the Philadelphia 76ers.

Greer scored more than 20,000 points in the NBA, won a championship in 1967 and has a street named after him in Huntington.

According to USA Today, the 76er's will honor Greer during game 2 of their first-round series with the Miami Heat Monday Night.