A Hall of Fame Career
Alex English’s professional career spans more than 3 decades in business and sports, and he is considered the National Basketball Association's most prolific scorer during the decade of the 1980’s.
Born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina, English played basketball for the University of South Carolina and is South Carolina’s number 2 all time scorer. Drafted in the second round to the Milwaukee Bucks, English went on to play with the Indiana Pacers, and spent the bulk of his career with the Denver Nuggets, where his career flourished. English quietly assembled one of the most impressive playing records in NBA history, known for his smooth shots and low-key demeanor. Named 8 consecutive times to the NBA All-Star team, English retired from the NBA as the seventh-leading scorer (25,613) and is enshrined in Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall ofFame (1997).
In 1992 the Nuggets retired Alex English’s number 2 jersey. English set 31 DenverNuggets records in 10 seasons including all time leading scorer (25,613), assists leader(3,679), games played (837), minutes played (29,839), most points and highest scoringaverage in a season (2,414, 29.8ppg in 1885-1986). He was also the first player in NBAhistory to score 2,000 points in eight straight seasons. In his post player career, English was named the first Director of Player Programs for the National Basketball Players Association. His duties included overseeing alcohol, drug-abuse, HIV/AIDS, player-orientation and career-planning programs. He went on to be the assistant coach of the Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, and Toronto Raptors and Sacramento Kings.
It was announced that Alex English was added as a color analyst on SEC Network on November 11, 2014. Off the court, English garnered attention for his successful philanthropic initiatives and business endeavors. He is an active participant in the SportsUnited Sports Envoy program for the U.S. Department of State and Basketball Without Borders, traveling the world as an ambassador of the game. English helped contribute to SportsUnited's mission to reach out to youth populations in order to promote growth and a stable democratic government.