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Saturday | April 19, 2014 | 10:40pm

2007 INDUCTION CLASS

  • Austin Carr

    Austin Carr
    Austin CarrPlayer

    Inducted in 2007
    Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame InducteeN/A
    BIO
    The consensus player of the year for Notre Dame in 1971 and a unanimous first team All-American player, Carr holds the NCAA tournament career record for scoring average at 41.3 points per game. He also holds the tournament game records for points at 61, field goals with 25 and field goals attempted with 44. Carr was named to the ESPN Top 50 college players of all-time in 2005.
    Where They Are Now

    Director of Community Relations for the Cleveland Cavaliers
    Where They Were
    University of Notre Dame 1967-1971

  • Charles "Lefty" Driesell

    Charles "Lefty" Driesell
    Charles "Lefty" DriesellCoach

    Inducted in 2007
    Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame InducteeN/A
    BIO
    In 41 seasons, Driesell coached four different Division 1 programs and all reached the NCAA championship tournament. He coached for nine seasons at Davidson, 17 at Maryland, eight at James Madison and closed out his career in his sixth season at Georgia State with an overall record of 786 wins and 394 losses. Driesell coached four teams to the Elite Eight and four to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament. Entering the 2006-07 season, he ranked eighth in career victories among Division 1 coaches.

    Where They Were
    Georgia State University 1996-2003
    James Madison University 1986-1996
    University of Maryland 1969-1986
    Davidson College 1960-1969

  • Dick Barnett

    Dick Barnett
    Dick BarnettPlayer

    Inducted in 2007
    Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame InducteeN/A
    BIO
    A three-time All-American player at Tennessee State, Dick Barnett led his team to three consecutive NAIA national championships for Hall of Fame Coach John McLendon. Barnett was named championship MVP in 1958 and 1959. The top draft choice of the Syracuse National of the NBA, he later played with the Los Angeles Lakers for three seasons and played on two NBA championship teams with the New York Knicks in 1969-70 and 1972-73.
    Where They Are Now

    Professor of Sports Management at St. John's University, New York
    Where They Were
    Tennessee State University 1955-1959


  • Dick Groat

    Dick Groat
    Dick GroatPlayer

    Inducted in 2007
    Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame InducteeN/A
    BIO
    A two-time All-American at Duke and the Helms National Player of the Year in 1951, Groat was the Southern Conference Player of the Year and the tournament most valuable player in 1951 and 1952. A first round draft pick of the Fort Wayne Pistons of the NBA in 1952, Groat played shortstop for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1952-1962 and also played for the St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies and San Francisco Giants before retiring after the 1967 season. He was a five-time National League All-Star and the National League MVP in 1960.

    Where They Were
    Duke University 1948-1952


  • Guy Lewis

    Guy Lewis
    Guy LewisCoach

    Inducted in 2007
    Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee2013
    BIO

    The head coach at the University of Houston for 30 seasons, Lewis led his program to 27 consecutive winning seasons and 14 seasons with at least 20 wins. Lewis' Cougars appeared in 14 NCAA tournaments, reached the Final Four five times and played in the NCAA championship game in 1983 and 1984. His career record at Houston was 592-279, a winning percentage of .680.



    Where They Were
    University of Houston 1953-1986



  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    Kareem  Abdul-Jabbar
    FOUNDING MEMBER
    Kareem Abdul-JabbarPlayer

    Inducted in 2006
    Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee1995
    BIO
    For three years, UCLA's Lew Alcindor was the most dominant force in college basketball. His shot blocking and rebounding skills, along with a devastating "skyhook", helped Coach John Wooden's Bruins win three National Championships. During that run, Alcindor became the only man to be selected as a three-time NCAA Tournament "Most Outstanding Player". In 1971, he converted to Islam, taking the name Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (meaning "noble, powerful servant"). In 1996, he was named to the NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team.
    Where They Are Now

    Special Assistant Coach, Los Angeles Lakers
    Where They Were
    University of California Los Angeles 1967-1969

  • Norm Stewart

    Norm Stewart
    Norm StewartCoach

    Inducted in 2007
    Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame InducteeN/A
    BIO
    An All-American player at the University of Missouri, Stewart was Mizzou's head coach for 32 seasons (1967-99), after coaching for six seasons at the University of Northern Iowa. His teams won 731 games over those 38 seasons, which ranked seventh on the all-time list when Stewart retired in 1999. During his tenure at Missouri, the Tigers advanced to the NCAA tournament 16 times, won eight regular season Big 8 championships and six Big 8 tournament titles. Stewart was also instrumental in the founding of the NABC's Coaches vs. Cancer program.
    Where They Are Now

    Radio/TV Broadcaster, University of Missouri
    Where They Were
    University of Missouri 1967-1999
    University of Northern Iowa 1961-1967

  • Vic Bubas

    Vic Bubas
    Vic BubasContributor

    Inducted in 2007
    Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame InducteeN/A
    BIO
    As the head coach basketball coach at Duke University from 1959-69, he was widely credited with pioneering the art of recruiting college basketball players. Bubas took three of his Duke teams to the Final Four (1962-63, 63-64, 65-66) and won four Atlantic Coast Conference championships. A former chairman of the NCAA men's basketball tournament, Bubas was selected as the first commissioner of the Sun Belt Conference in 1976 and served for 14 years.

    Where They Were
    Duke University 1952-1969