• Sligh,James  
    James W. Sligh
    1949-1953
     
    Inducted in 2007
    *Played on three State Championship Teams at Atkins High School
    *Made All Conference and All State selections in 1952 and 1953
    *Attended North Carolina Central University on scholarship for basketball
    *As a Freshman starting point guard
    *All CIAA Tournament selection in 1958
    *Memory of his speed, slick ball handling, tricky passing, and accurate shooting during the glory days of Atkins High School Basketball will live on forever
    *Graduated from North Carolina Central in 1959 receiving his B.S. in P.E.
    *Retired from Junior High School at St. Croix in the Virgin Islands