Birthdate: October 19, 1965
Birthplace: Black Mountain, North Carolina
High School: Charles D. Owen (1982)
College: University of North Carolina (1986)
Year Inducted: 2013
The Cleveland Cavaliers chose Brad Daugherty with the first overall selection in the 1986 National Basketball Association draft and it proved to be a wise decision. The 7-foot University of North Carolina All-American played eight productive seasons (1986-94) for the Cavs before retiring at the age of 28 because of recurring back pain. Daugherty had career averages of 19 points and 10 rebounds and was Cleveland’s all-time leading scorer (10,389) and rebounder (5,227) when he retired. On a team that included Ron Harper, Mark Price and John “Hot Rod” Williams, he played in 41 post-season games and led the Cavaliers to the Eastern Conference final in 1992. Daugherty was a five-time NBA All-Star. On the Cavs’ 30th anniversary in 1999-2000, he was a unanimous selection to the All-Time Cleveland team. At North Carolina, Daugherty was a two-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection. He averaged 20-plus points in his senior year with the Tar Heels. Daugherty is aNASCAR Analyst for ESPN.
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