ARKANSAS – Jerry Carlton, Guard, 1960-62
One of the all-time greats at Arkansas, Jerry Carlton played from 1960-62 and was a two-time All-Southwest Conference selection in 1961 and 1962 and earned honorable mention Converse All-America accolades in 1961. Carlton was the second Razorback to crack the 1,000-point barrier for his career. He scored a total of 1,042 points in 71 games, a career average of 14.7 points per game, on teams that went 12-11, 16-7 and 14-10, respectively. He set then-school records in both field goal percentage and free throw percentage. Carlton’s .863 free throw percentage in 1961 ranked fifth in the nation while his .880 free throw percentage in 1962 ranked second nationally. The 1961-62 season found Carlton as a marquee player for the Hogs, with Carlton dropping in a team leading 18.2 points per game. In addition to his basketball career, Carlton was a standout for the Razorback baseball team leading the squad in batting average in three-straight seasons from 1960-62. He was inducted into the University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor in 2004 and was named to the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame in 2011.