Selma Attorney inducted into ASU Hall of Fame

Published 5:50 am Wednesday, November 15, 2023

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Before Danny Crenshaw became a successful Selma Attorney, he was a star college basketball player. at Alabama State University (ASU).

Crenshaw is now a member of the ASU Athletics Hall of Fame and described how he felt about the honor.

“It is rewarding to have my name placed for such an honor,” Crenshaw said. “I’m deeply honored after playing for so many years to be placed in the ASU Athletics Hall of Fame with some of the greats in ASU Basketball history.”

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Crenshaw, a Wetumpka native, played four seasons at the Division I school based in Montgomery. He averaged 24.5 points and 12.8 rebounds a game.

Crenshaw was a three-time All-SIAC selection, voted ASU Men’s Player of the Year, all-conference Post Herald All-Alabama District 27 First Team, and NAIA All-American in 1970.

By the time Crenshaw finished at ASU, he was the second all-time leading scorer at ASU with 2,570 career points.

The Philadelphia 76ers selected Crenshaw in the fourth round of the 1970 NBA Draft.

Crenshaw is married to former Selma City Councilwoman Bennie Ruth Crenshaw. They have three children, Leslie, Daryl, and Shayla.

Bennie Crenshaw and Selma City Councilman Michael Johnson, both of whom said they’re proud of Crenshaw’s accomplishments as an attorney and basketball player/.