Wendell Gibson
Wendell Gibson
Wendell Gibson was one of the central figures on USCS's 1981-82 NAIA National Championship men's basketball team. He teamed with current Hall of Fame Members Michael Gibson and Head Coach Jerry Waters to lead the Rifles to the national title. He ranks second all-time with 2,043 points in his four-year career from 1978-82. That scoring mark stood for 10 years before it was broken by another Hall of Fame member, Ulysses Hackett. He attempted 1,772 field goals, topping the all-time list, while his 125 games played also is the highest figure ever attained by a men's basketball player. His 16.2 points per game scoring average ranks sixth on USCS's all-time list, while he ranks second with 849 field goals made and 345 free throws made. His 636 rebounds ranks seventh all-time. His 20.4 points per outing average in 1981-82 not only topped the Rifles in their championship year, it remains one of the highest single-season scoring averages in school history, currently ranking fifth all-time.He earned All-America and All-District honors as a senior. He currently works as a machine operator for Stanley Tools in Latta , SC , and is married with two daughters.

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