Fred Neal

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Basketball Player
Date of Birth May 19, 1942
Place of Birth North Carolina
Age 78 years old
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Curly Neal

Frederick "Curly" Neal was an American basketball player who played with the Harlem Globetrotters. Following in the footsteps of Marques Haynes, Neal became the Trotters' featured ballhandler, a key role in the team's exhibition act.

Born: May 19, 1942, Greensboro, North Carolina
Died: March 26, 2020, Houston, Texas
Nationality: American
Listed height: 6 ft 1 in
Listed weight: 162 lb
College: Johnson C. Smith (1959–1963)
Position: Point guard
NBA draft: Round / Pick
Number: 22
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About Fred Neal

Harlem Globetrotter who was instantly recognizable by his shaved head.

Before Fame

He was an outstanding shooter at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina, leading his team to the CIAA title.


His jersey number 22 was retired by the Globetrotters, the fifth player to receive the honor.

Family Life

He had one daughter with his wife Rose Neal.


Like Curly, Wilt Chamberlain also had his number retired by the Harlem Globetrotters.

Information related to Curly Neal

  • Johnson C. Smith Golden Bulls basketball players
  • Sportspeople from Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Harlem Globetrotters players
  • Basketball players from North Carolina
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Latest information about Fred Neal updated on October 28, 2020.

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