Alex English Rumors
One of the newest board of trustees members at the University of South Carolina could also be one of the first to leave. Alex English, whom S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster appointed to the board in June, will be facing a challenge from Robert F. Dozier, Jr., who previously served on USC’s board of trustees while president of USC’s Alumni Association. Also running for the position is Kevin M. Hunter or Irmo.
English, who grew up in Columbia and graduated from Dreher High, was an eight-time NBA All-Star who was best known for his time with the Denver Nuggets. He led the NBA in scoring during the ‘80s and racked up 25,613 points in his professional career, according to a previous article from The State.
NBA.com/Stats: Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic now have the 1st and 2nd highest scoring single postseasons in @Nuggets franchise history. Jamal Murray (2020) – 504 PTS. Nikola Jokic (2020) – 464 PTS. Carmelo Anthony (2009) – 435 PTS. Alex English (1985) – 423 PTS
An offshoot of the longstanding voter registration organization Rock The Vote, Hoopers Vote took part in this week’s National Voter Registration Week by having ambassadors from the NBA and WNBA communities, including media that cover the league, publicly push people to make sure they’re registered to vote on multiple social media sites beginning on Thursday. A new website, hoopersvote.org, links to Rock The Vote and its various initiatives. Emmy Award-winning actress and producer Kerry Washington is taking part in the campaign. Current NBA players including Jackson, Duncan Robinson, Collin Sexton and Langston Galloway are taking part; WNBA stars Sue Bird, Breanna Stewart, Nneka Ogwumike, Elena Delle Donne and Renee Montgomery are on board, along with Hall of Famers Lisa Leslie and Rebecca Lobo. NBA Hall of Famers taking part include James Worthy and Alex English, along with media members such as Kenny Smith and Steve Smith of Turner Sports and Jalen Rose of ESPN. Warriors assistant coach Jarron Collins and his twin brother Jason, the former NBA big man, are also ambassadors.
English will be one of the virtual fans in attendance for Tuesday’s game. While he wouldn’t put a prediction on Tuesday’s game, fearing a potential jinx, he does like how things potentially lineup if the Nuggets make out of the Western Conference semifinals. “I would love to see them win, you know that,” English gushed. “It going to be tough and it can go either way. If they do win, I personally feel like they can beat the Lakers. The Lakers have a lot of skill, but they were exposed in that first game [against the Rockets]. Their all-around talent isn’t as strong as what the Nuggets have.”
Alex English is certainly not one to tip-toe around tough topics. Since retiring from the NBA as an 8-time All Star in 1991, he has stood up for his legacy with the Denver Nuggets and for players as a crucial member of the NBA Players Association. He has now turned his attention to fighting for WNBA equality as a member of the WNBA PA Board of Advocates. “I want to see them get the respect they deserve,” explained English, the NBA’s leading scorer for the 1980s. “I know that there’s always gonna be those naysayers that say ‘well you know, they don’t make the kind of money in advertising and TV rights as the NBA Guys do.’ Yeah, but that took decades of the NBA to get to that level and the WNBA has done a great job with the PA of building that same type of support.”