Teammate Remembers Lorenzo Charles, Recreates Shot

11:42 PM, Jun 28, 2011   |    comments
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Lorenzo Charles, courtesy: WRAL

Greensboro, NC - It is a moment the college basketball nation will never forget.

And a moment you can never reproduce.

The shot that made Lorenzo Charles a household name and NCAA legend came at the buzzer against a Houston team that featured future hall of famers Clyde Drexler and Hakeem Olajuwan.

And Charles made sure his NC State Wolfpack went home the victors.

Keith Gatlin competed against Charles as a member of the Maryland Terrapins. But he was more than a competitor. He was a friend.

Charles hosted Gatling on a recruiting trip to NC State. And they played together in the Continental Basketball Association for the Quad City Thunder.

Gatlin describes Charles as a "gentle giant" and a guy with a great sense of humor.

Watch the interview and Gatlin's attempt to re-create Charles' famed dunk with WFMY Evening Anchor Frank Mickens.

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