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Jamie Vaught: C.M. Newton to be honored at SEC Tourney as Alabama's Basketball Legend

C.M. Newton recruited Wendell Hudson to Alabama in 1969 and he was the school’s first African American scholarship athlete (UA Athletics Photo)   C.M. Newton has seen a lot of SEC basketball tournaments during his long career.   He participated in the conference tourney as a UK player (in 1951 before it was discontinued after the 1952 season and later revived in 1979) and as the head...

Jamie Vaught: C.M. Newton to be honored at SEC Tourney as Alabama’s Basketball Legend

C.M. Newton recruited Wendell Hudson to Alabama in 1969 and he was the school’s first African American scholarship athlete (UA Athletics Photo)   C.M. Newton has seen a lot of SEC basketball tournaments during his long career.   He participated in the conference tourney as a UK player (in 1951 before it was discontinued after the 1952 season and later revived in 1979) and as the head...