Art Whisnant
Inducted May 26, 2022

Born 1940 in Icard, NC

Art was a three sport star in football, baseball and basketball at Hildebran High School.
He made All-State Basketball.
Art played in the East/West All Star Game and was game MVP.
He also played American Legion Baseball for the Hickory, NC team.

1959-1962 Art played basketball for the University of South Carolina.
Art averaged 19 points a game in 79 games during his career at USC.
Art ranked 11th on USC career scoring list with 1505 points.
Art ranked 11th on USC career rebound list with 723 rebounds.
Art ranked 1st with 880 free throw attempts during his career.
Art was a three time All-ACC Team selection.

Drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 5th.round.

Art played in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (oldest amateur basketball tournament in the United States).
Named PIT All-Tournament team three times from 1962-1964.

Art was elected to the University of South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame.

Art was named to the ACC Basketball Book of Fame Charting Top 78 Players.

Art was elected to the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame.

Art Whisnant is also the grandfather of Dustin Johnson, 2020 Masters Champion