Loaded Hall of Fame class includes Tim Duncan, Jay Williams, John Stockton
This year's Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame is one of the strongest classes in its history
This year’s National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame is a standout class. Announced on Wednesday, the seven-man group includes former Wisconsin and Wisconsin-Platteville coach Bo Ryan, plus these players: Wake Forest’s Tim Duncan, Winston-Salem State’s Cleo Hill, Indiana’s Scott May, Purdue’s Rick Mount, Creighton’s Paul Silas, Gonzaga’s John Stockton and Duke’s Jay Williams.
The seven will be inducted into the College Hall on Sunday, Nov. 19. Later that week, UCLA, Wisconsin, Creighton and Baylor will participate in the annual CBE Classic at the Sprint Center in Kansas City.
The National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame began in 2006. This year is the 11th class in its history. Via the CBE Hall of Fame Classic’s release, here’s a quick resume on every inductee.
Tim Duncan, Player, Wake Forest
- Averaged 16.5 points, 12.3 rebounds, 3.8 blocks and 2.3 assists over four years at Wake Forest, leading the school to four straight NCAA Tournaments.
- Three-time NABC Defensive Player of the Year, two-time ACC Player of the Year, two-time consensus All-American, and the 1997 consensus National Player of the Year.
- Selected No. 1 overall by the San Antonio Spurs in the 1997 NBA Draft.
- Won five NBA titles, two NBA MVP awards, and three NBA Finals MVPs with the Spurs.
Cleo Hill, Player, Winston-Salem State
- The second-highest scorer in Winston-Salem State history, averaged 25.4 points per game over four seasons.
- Led the program to back-to-back CIAA titles as a junior and senior.
- Two-time All-CIAA selection and NAIA first-team All-American in 1961.
- Picked eighth overall by the St. Louis Hawks in the 1961 NBA Draft, becoming the first HBCU player ever taken in the first round.
Scott May, Player, Indiana
- Leader on 1975-76 Indiana squad that finished a perfect 32-0 – the most recent NCAA Division I team to complete an undefeated season.
- NABC, Naismith, AP, Helms Foundation, Rupp and Sporting News National Player of the Year in 1976.
- Consensus All-American as a junior and senior.
- Drafted second overall in 1976 by the Chicago Bulls.
Rick Mount, Player, Purdue
- All-time leading scorer at Purdue with 2,323 career points.
- Guided Purdue to the 1969 Big Ten title, the program’s first-ever NCAA Tournament, and an appearance in the national title game.
- Two-time consensus All-American and three-time All-Big Ten First Team selection.
- No. 1 overall selection in the 1970 ABA Draft by the Indiana Pacers.
Paul Silas, Player, Creighton
- Ranks sixth overall and first among three-year players in Division I history with 1,751 career rebounds.
- Third all-time at Creighton with a career scoring average of 20.5 points per game.
- Earned multiple All-America honors in each of his three varsity seasons.
- Won three NBA titles as a player, and later coached four different NBA franchises.
John Stockton, Player, Gonzaga
- Gonzaga’s all-time steals leader and ranks fourth in career assists.
- 1984 West Coast Athletic Conference Player of the Year after averaging 20.9 points, 7.2 assists and 3.9 steals per game.
- Played 19 seasons with the Utah Jazz, finishing as the NBA’s all-time leader in both steals and assists.
- Won Olympic gold medals with the 1992 USA Basketball “Dream Team” and again in 1996.
Jay Williams, Player, Duke
- Led Duke to a 95-13 record during his three seasons, including the 2001 national championship.
- Two-time consensus All-American, two-time All-ACC First Team selection, NABC Player of the Year in 2001, and the consensus National Player of the Year in 2002.
- Ranks second in assists per game, second in steals per game, third in made three-pointers and seventh in scoring average in Duke history.
- Selected second overall in the 2002 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls.
Bo Ryan, Coach, Wisconsin, Milwaukee and Wisconsin-Platteville
- Won 747 career games and made 27 postseasons appearances as the head coach at three different college programs.
- Guided Wisconsin-Platteville to four NCAA Division III national titles.
- Won a school-record 364 games at Wisconsin, leading the Badgers to the NCAA Tournament in each of his 14 seasons, including a pair of Final Fours.
- Captured four Big Ten titles and four Big Ten Coach of the Year awards.
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