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Warren Perkins

Sport: Basketball

Induction Year: 2007

An iconic sports figure in New Orleans as an athlete and civic leader, Warren Perkins was in the starting lineup for the first-ever NBA game featuring his Tri-City Blackhawks against the Denver Nuggets. He was the first basketball player enshrined in the Tulane Athletic Hall of Fame in 1977 (playing career from 1945-49) as one of 11 charter members and is also a member of the Sugar Bowl Hall of Fame. He is a three-sport Tulane letterman. He set scoring records for the Green Wave. He is a member of the Louisiana Basketball Hall of Fame. Twice an All-SEC selection (1948, 1949). He played in the NBA for the Tri-City Blackhawks from 1949-51.

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