Falcon great Charlie Share passed away in the St. Louis area. He was 85 years of age.
Probably the least known of the Falcon greats, Share was the first pick OVERALL in the 1950 NBA draft (Boston), which I doubt you knew. I didn't.
From the obituary on BGSUFalcons.com
He is the sixth all-time leading scorer for the Falcons with 1,730 career points, averaging 14.3 points over his 121-game career. He holds the school record with 711 free-throw attempts during his career and was a third team All-American in 1950.That's pretty good for a guy who played his last game more than 60 years ago.
He played 9 years in the NBA, and earned "a ring" with the St. Louis Hawks.
Really nice obituary in the St. Louis Post Dispatch, which includes a hilarious elevator anecdote, news on his post-basketball life (successful), and actual quotes from none other than Bob Petitt about Shares teamwork and screen-setting ability. Keywords "walking love story."
Anyway, a really nice story. RIP Charlie.