Fred Curly Neal

Fred Curly Neal

Born: May 19th, 1941

Height: 6'1"

Birthplace: Greensboro, NC

High School: Dudley

College: Johnson C. Smith

One of the truly magical shooters and dribblers in basketball history, "Curly" Neal embraced the imagination of fans all over the world for 22 seasons as a key member of the Harlem Globetrotters. He played in more than 6,000-plus games in 97 countries from 1963 to 1985 with the Globetrotters. +more

In addition to being known as one of the greatest all-time dribblers, joining the likes of Marques Haynes and "Gator" Rivers, Neal was an incredible shooter and had the knack for hitting shots from beyond the mid-court mark. After an outstanding career at James B. Dudley High School in Greensboro, N.C., Neal moved on to Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, N.C., where he averaged 23.1 points per game and led his team to the CIAA title his senior year. The 6-1 guard still does public relations and marketing appearances for the Globetrotters as an "Ambassador of Goodwill." In addition, he works in the community relations department for the NBA's Orlando Magic. Neal received the Globetrotters "Legends" ring on June 25, 1993.

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Pro Basketball Career

1963 - 1985



Harlem Globetrotters


Men's College Basketball Career

1959 - 1963



Johnson C. Smith


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