A legend in the making

On a very cold night in February 1963, there was a high school basketball game played at the old Pickens High School gymnasium between the D.W. Daniel High School Lions and the Pickens High School Blue Flame.

This game not only set local records, but it also featured a young player who, years later, set numerous high school, college and professional basketball records. I am told some of these records are still intact.

His name was Pete Maravich, who later became known as “Pistol” Pete Maravich. I had the opportunity to play in that game. There were numerous major college scouts in the stands, as well as reporters. Please read my account of this game. I hope you enjoy it.

Throughout the earlier minutes of the game, we were two to four points

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