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88. Danny Manning
Like Laettner, Danny Manning is one of the great college players ever, almost singlehandedly carrying Kansas to a national title in 1988.  His pro career was marked with frequent injuries and playing on some bad teams.  He was a two time All-Star and if anyone could get in for one remarkable month of basketball it would be Manning.  Manning was also elected to the college hall in 2008 thus greatly reducing his chances of getting into the main Hall in Springfield.



Should Danny Manning be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 27.9%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 39.5%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 14%
No opinion. - 2.3%
No way! - 16.3%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Hattiesburg, Mississippi, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Thursday, 01 January 2009
  • Position: Power Forward
  • Played For: Atlanta Hawks, Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks, Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers, Phoenix Suns, Utah Jazz
  • College: Kansas
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 1st Overall in 1988
  • Major Accolades and Awards: NBA Sixth Man of the Year (1) (1997-98)
    NBA All Star Teams (2) (1993 & 1994)
    Naismith College Basketball Player of the Year (1) (1988)
    John R. Wooden Award (1) (1988)
    NABC Player of the Year (1) (1988)
    Consensus First Team All American (2) (1987 & 1988)
    NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (1) (1988)
    Big Eight Player of the Year (3) (1986, 1987 & 1988)
    NCAA Champion (1) (Kansas) (1988)
    Championship Rings: None
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Field Goals (1) (1992-93)
    Top Ten Finishes: Free Throw Percentage (3) (1991-92, 1994-95 & 1996-97)
    Top Ten Finishes: Points Per Game (1) (1992-93)
    Top Ten Finishes: Box Plus/Minus (1) (1991-92)

Should Danny Manning be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 27.9%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 39.5%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 14%
No opinion. - 2.3%
No way! - 16.3%

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