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Cameron highlights 2013 Albany Sports Hall of Fame class


Albany State men's basketball coach Chris Cameron says when he went to proms and basketball games at the Albany Civic Center, he would always gaze at the names on the wall of the Albany Sports Hall of Fame inductees.

Now Cameron's name will be among them.

Cameron will be a member of the Albany Sports Hall of Fame 2013 induction class.

The Albany State coach played his high school ball at Dougherty before playing at Tulane University.

While with the Green Wave, Cameron led the team to 4 straight postseason tournaments, including an NIT Final Four appearance in 1996.

He then went on to play professional basketball all over the world.

But Cameron says his journey to the hall of fame began right back here in Albany with his late coach at Dougherty, Charlie Givens.

"The one thing I wanted to do was be successful in the game of basketball. Coach Givens pushed me real hard," Cameron says. "He knew what my goals were, and that was to play college basketball and get the opportunity to play in the NBA. So he pushed me real hard, and all I was trying to do was accomplish my goals."

Cameron will be joined in the 2013 class by former Deerfield-Windsor three-sport star Julee Greenway Bailey, DCSS Athletic Director Johnny Seabrooks, and Albany High School Boys' Basketball Coach Archie Chatmon.

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