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Gamecock Great Brian Winters: SI.com's Best Beards in Sport History

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Kudos to the Gamecock fan community on various message boards for uncovering this gem, specifically "ipull4usc" who appears to have first posted it... Gamecock Basketball great Brian Winters was selected by SI.com as one of the Best Beards in Sport History.

Winters was inducted into the University of South Carolina Athletics Hall of Fame in 2008. From that release:

"Winters lettered in basketball from 1972-74. He starred for Coach Frank McGuire, scoring 1,079 points despite being hampered by injuries and mononucleosis. Known as a smooth-as-silk clutch performer who was deadly from long range, Winters also became very adept at heaving the ball from his own baseline to a teammate breaking under the opponent's basket. Drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers, Winters was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. He became a scoring machine in Milwaukee and eventually had his jersey retired by the NBA franchise."

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