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Charlie Scott is pictured during the 1968 men's basketball season. Photos from DTH Archives. 

Q&A: Charlie Scott recounts time at UNC as school's first Black scholarship athlete

Assistant Sports Editor Lucas Thomae caught up with Charlie Scott over the phone to discuss his time at UNC. In 1966, the Hall of Famer became the first Black scholarship athlete at North Carolina as a part of the men's basketball team.  He led UNC to back-to-back Final Four appearances in 1968 and 1969, and helped the U.S. take home the gold medal in basketball at the 1968 Olympics.

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