Ulysses Hackett
Ulysses Hackett
Ulysses Hackett stepped onto the USC Spartanburg campus in 1988 and by the time he graduated in 1992, made his name synonymous with Rifle basketball. Hackett sits atop USCS' all-time scoring list with 2,688 points. He also owns three other career ecords - field goal percentage (.667), scoring average (22.6 ppg), and free throws made (645). He ranks second with 908 rebounds, 227 steals, and 1,629 field goals attempted. His 119 games played ranks fourth on the school's all-time list. He led all NCAA Division II players with a .707 shooting percentage in 1989-90 and ranked second in 1990-91 with a .695 percentage. He owns USCS' single season record for points (773, 1989-90), field goals made (301, 1989-90), field goal percentage (.707, 1989-90), scoring average (24.2, 1989-90), and free throws made (183, 1991-92). His name also appears 21 other times in several different single season Top 10 lists. Hackett's 44 points against Johnson C. Smith in the 1990-91 season is the school's all-time single game record. He also has five other single game scoring efforts on the Top 15 list. He was named second team All-America by the NABC in 1990, 1991, and 1992. He earned Co-Peach Belt Conference Player of the Year honors in 1991 and won the award outright in 1992. An NAIA All-District Six selection twice, he was named the District Six Player of the Year in 1990 and was a third-team All-American the same year. He helped lead the Rifles to appearances in the Sweet 16 of the 1991 and 1992 NCAA Division II Tournaments. Hackett lives in Columbia, SC, where he is a professional pharmacuetical representative in the Elder Care Division of Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidary of Johnson & Johnson, Inc.
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