Charles Barkely, the Auburn basketball All-American who went on to NBA stardom, announced on WJOX radio in Birmingham that he’s giving $1 million apiece to Alabama A&M University in Huntsville and another $1 million to Clark Atlanta, another historically black university. In June 2015, Barkley donated $1 million dollars to Morehouse College, alma mater Auburn University and the Wounded Warrior Project in Atlanta. Barkely, played in the NBA and played for the Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns and Houston Rockets over a 16-year professional career in which he averaged 22.1 points, 11.7 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game. Barkley was an 11-time NBA All-Star and the MVP of the league in 1993.

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