50 years ago, Charlie Scott had a performance for the ages in Charlotte’s ACC tourney

In 1969, Charlotte was a very different place. But several things were the same -- the Queen City was hosting the ACC basketball tournament, and Duke and UNC were both very good. Charlie Scott’s legendary performance carried the Tar Heels.
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In 1969, Charlotte was a very different place. But several things were the same -- the Queen City was hosting the ACC basketball tournament, and Duke and UNC were both very good. Charlie Scott’s legendary performance carried the Tar Heels.

Sports columnist Scott Fowler has written for the Charlotte Observer since 1994. He has authored or co-authored eight books, including four about the Carolina Panthers. In 2018, Fowler won the Thomas Wolfe award for outstanding newspaper writing. He also is the host of the Observer’s hit podcast “Carruth.”