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Alex English


Alex English's career can best be summed up in one word: consistency. In 10 of his 11 seasons with the Nuggets (1979-90), English averaged better than 21 points per game. In eight of those 11 years, he scored more than 25 points per game.

When he departed as a free agent in 1990, English left as the Nuggets all-time leading scorer - having notched 21, 654 points - and his career average of 25. 9 ppg is the best in Nuggets history. He also ranks 10th on the NBA's all-time scoring list.

The eight-time NBA All-Star is also the Nuggets career leader in games played, minutes played, field goals made, field goals attempted and assists. He ranks third in rebounds and steals.

In each of his first 10 seasons with the Nuggets, English finished among the top 10 in the NBA in scoring. In 1982-83, he became the first and only Nugget to lead the league in scoring with a 28.4 average. English also holds the distinction of leading the NBA in scoring during the decade of the '80s, after compiling 19, 682 points.

A second-team All-NBA member in 1982, '83 and '86, English guided the Nuggets to Division championships in 1984-85 and '87-88.

Also a leader in the community, English was presented the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award for community service in 1988. IN 1985, he convinced NBA players to donate their shares from the All-Star game to Interaction Ethiopia, a relief fund.

During his playing days, he was also involved in a variety of other activities such as acting in major motion pictures, Amazing Grace and Chuck. He has continued to stay busy since his playing days by being involved in Internet sites and coaching in the NBDL.

He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1997.