Every basketball fan knows about Wilt Chamberlain's incredible NBA career.
The Hall of Famer was a 13-time All-Star, a two-time champion and a four-time league MVP. Even if you didn't watch Chamberlain play, you've seen him.
Chamberlain scored 100 points against the New York Knicks and nobody has come close to that record.
While Wilt's NBA accomplishments are well documented, his accomplishments as a 16 and 17-year-old aren't as well known, until now.
"George Marcus" was the name Wilt played under, but according to these newspaper articles, he denied the entire thing when he was in college.
We imagine Chamberlain denied it because he didn't want to get into any trouble with the NCAA, as dantheman9758 pointed out in his initial post.
According to the book Quakertown, Chamberlain was allowed to play for the Fays because the Pennsylvania Athletic Association didn't have jurisdiction over the city schools at the time, so Wilt could play pro without losing eligibility.
If you're still not convinced, there's photo evidence to confirm the stories.
There's also a video Brad Nau made that goes into more detail about Chamberlain battling pro players.
It's a fascinating story to say the least and it's one that looks like it's never really been told or pieced together before, but thanks to @WiltCArchive, it's out there for the sports world to enjoy.
The fact that he played pro at 16-years-old confirms just how incredible Wilt was and why he's one of the all-time greats.