The 2012 NCAA Basketball Class

Gang, I know that we don't rank the NCAA Basketball Hall of Fame, but I did think it was worth mentioning that the ten man class of 2012 has been announced.  This includes:

Joe B. Hall who succeeded Adolph Rupp at Kentucky and led the Wildcats to a championship in 1978.

Patrick Ewing who was a megastar for the Georgetown Hoyas, and later became a Basketball Hall of Famer with the New York Knicks.

Earl Monroe who was a forty point per game scorer at Winston Salem State.

Willis Reed who led Grambling to three NAIA Championships.

Claude Lovellette who was a star at powerhouse Kansas, and was the Nation's leading scorer in 1952.

Dave Robbins who won over 700 games at Virginia Union.

Phil Ford who is the second all time leading scorer at North carolina (which says something!)

Kenny Sailors who was a star at Wyoming and historically speaking is credited with creating the jump shot.

Jim Host and Joe Dean who are entering as contributors representing Kentucky and LSU respectively.


We congratulate these fine men for their induction to the NCAA Basketball Hall of Fame!

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0 #5 EverestMeisterNeg1 -0001-11-30 00:00
I agree 100% Knuckles. I think Sampson will make it mostly on his college career, which isn't fair now that there's a college basketball hall of fame. I'm not completely opposed to Jamaal Wilkes getting inducted in Naismith.
0 #4 Knuckles -0001-11-30 00:00
I don't believe they are, CC, nor should they, really. But I do hope the Naismith museum can move away from the college ranks now. Just a personal feeling, nothing more.
0 #3 Committee Chairman -0001-11-30 00:00
You would think it should, but i don't think they are working in conjunction with each other in any way.
0 #2 Knuckles -0001-11-30 00:00
Does this mean the Basketball HOF in Springfield will stop paying so much attention to the college ranks? Unlike football, which has long-standin g HOFs for college and pros, this is a very recent development. One I do like, but it should force the Springfield museum's hand in regards to redundancy. Finalists Ralph Sampson and Jamaal (Keith)Wilke s were good but not great pros with outstanding college careers. Bill Walton was an oustanding pro player for only a handful of seasons. Without one of the greatest college careers, ever, he would not be in. Does the line get drawn now?
0 #1 Committee Chairman -0001-11-30 00:00
It woul make ranking them so much asier if we only had to worry about pro!

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