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  • 1963 Loyola University Team

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    1963 Loyola University TeamTeam

    Inducted in 2013
    Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame InducteeN/A
    BIO

    The 1962-63 Loyola basketball team overcame tremendous racial pressures to defeat heavily favored Cincinnati in the NCAA championship game. For the first time in the game's history, seven of the 10 starters on the court at the beginning of the game were black. Down by 15 in their first-ever NCAA tournament appearance, the Ramblers climbed back into the game and won on a buzzer-beater by Vic Rouse in overtime. Along the way, they defeated two all-white teams, including Mississippi State, which ignored a court order and traveled to play the game against Loyola.



    Where They Were



  • Bob Hopkins

    Bob Hopkins
    Bob HopkinsPlayer

    Inducted in 2013
    Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame InducteeN/A
    BIO

    Hopkins averaged 30 points and 17 rebounds a game during his career as a Tiger. He was a two-time National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics All-American under Eddie Robinson – who was not only Grambling's football coach but also the Tigers' basketball coach at the time – and was inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame in 1961. Hopkins is Grambling's all-time scoring and rebounding leader and led the Tigers to two conference championships.



    Where They Were
    Grambling State University 1953-1956

  • Elvin E. Hayes

    Elvin E. Hayes
    FOUNDING MEMBER
    Elvin E. HayesPlayer

    Inducted in 2006
    Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee1990
    BIO
    After averaging over 35 points per game at the Rayville, Louisiana high school, "The Big E" joined Don Chaney to become the first two African Americas to play for the University of Houston. A small center at just 6-foot-9, Hayes out-dueled UCLA's Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) in the January 20th, 1968 "Game of the Century". He led the Houston Cougars to the NCAA Final Four. Hayes was named Sporting News' 1968 Player of the Year.

    Where They Were
    University of Houston 1966-1968


  • Gene Keady

    Gene Keady
    Gene KeadyCoach

    Inducted in 2013
    Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame InducteeN/A
    BIO

    After spending two seasons in his first head coaching job at Western Kentucky, Keady spent 25 years at the helm of Purdue, where he compiled a 512-270 overall record to become the school's all-time winningest coach. Keady was voted the national coach of the year four times (1984, 1995, 1996, 2000). He was the Big Ten coach of the year seven times, leading the Boilermakers to the conference championship five times. He was a three-sport letter-winner at Kansas State, playing football and baseball in addition to running track.



    Where They Were
    Western Kentucky 1978-1980
    Purdue 1980-2005

  • George Killian

    George Killian
    George KillianContributor

    Inducted in 2013
    Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame InducteeN/A
    BIO

    Killian has advanced the sport of college basketball internationally through his involvement as president of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and as a member of the International Olympic Committee. The Ohio Northern graduate spent his early years coaching high school and junior college basketball. He has also served as president of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and has been inducted into the National Junior College Athletic Association's baseball coaches hall of fame and basketball hall of fame. Killian has served as secretary-treasurer of the U.S. Track and Field Federation as well as serving on boards of directors for the governing bodies of U.S. basketball, gymnastics and wrestling.  He also served as president of the International University Sports Federation (FISU), sponsor of the World University Games.



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  • George Raveling

    George Raveling
    George RavelingContributor

    Inducted in 2013
    Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame InducteeN/A
    BIO

    As the Director of International Basketball for Nike, Raveling has traveled all over the world to promote the game of college basketball. The Villanova graduate has deep roots in college coaching. As the head coach at Washington State, he led the Cougars to two NCAA tournament berths in 11 seasons. He then led Iowa to back-to-back 20-win seasons and two NCAA berths. Raveling ended his coaching career at Southern California from 1987-94 where he led the Trojans to NCAA tournament appearances in 1991 and 1992. Raveling was an assistant coach on the 1984 U.S. Olympic team that won a gold medal in Los Angeles.



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  • Marques Johnson

    Marques Johnson
    Marques JohnsonPlayer

    Inducted in 2013
    Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame InducteeN/A
    BIO

    Johnson, a 6' 7" forward, averaged 14 points and eight rebounds per game in his career. He helped lead John Wooden's 1975 Bruin team to an NCAA title with a win over Kentucky. It was Wooden's 10th NCAA title. He retired following the season and was replaced by College Basketball Hall of Famer Gene Bartow. Johnson was the consensus national player of the year his senior year when he averaged 21 points and 11 rebounds.



    Where They Were
    University of California Los Angeles 1974-1977


  • Rollie Massimino

    Rollie Massimino
    Rollie MassiminoCoach

    Inducted in 2013
    Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame InducteeN/A
    BIO

    Massimino coached for 30 years at the NCAA level. He began his coaching career at Stony Brook where he compiled a 34-16 record in two years. His next stop was at Villanova, where he spent 19 years as the Wildcats' coach and amassed 357 wins. Massimino's 1984-85 Villanova team defeated conference rival Georgetown in the NCAA championship game in one of the greatest upsets in tournament history. In addition to the national title, Massimino's teams won five conference championships and received 12 NCAA tournament bids. He went on to coach at UNLV and Cleveland State for nine years. He currently coaches Northwood University in West Palm Beach, Florida.



    Where They Were
    State University of New York at Stony Brook 1969-1971
    Villanova University 1973-1992
    University of Nevada Las Vegas 1992-1994
    Cleveland State University 1996-2003
    Northwood University (Florida) 2006-Present

  • Tom McMillen

    Tom McMillen
    Tom McMillenPlayer

    Inducted in 2013
    Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame InducteeN/A
    BIO

    McMillen led Maryland to a 73-17 record in the early 1970s. He averaged 21 points and 10 rebounds for his career. He was a first-team all-Atlantic Coast Conference player twice and was the most valuable player of the 1972 National Invitation Tournament championship game – a 100-69 victory over Niagara. McMillen, a 6' 11" power forward/center, was a member of the 1972 United States Olympic team that won a silver medal after a controversial finish in the gold-medal game against Russia. He went on to be a Rhodes Scholar and served as a U.S. Congressman from 1987-93.



    Where They Were
    University of Maryland 1971-1974


  • Xavier McDaniel

    Xavier McDaniel
    Xavier McDanielPlayer

    Inducted in 2013
    Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame InducteeN/A
    BIO

    X, as he was known to Shocker fans, was the first player in NCAA history to lead the nation in both scoring (27.2 points per game) and rebounding (14.8 rebounds per game) as a senior in 1985. McDaniel finished his career as the school’s all-time leading rebounder (1,359) and was second in scoring (2,152). Playing for Wichita State from 1981-85, McDaniel was a first-team Associated Press and United States Basketball Writers Association All-American as a senior. He was the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year in both 1984 and 1985. He had nine career 20-point/20-rebound games – most in school history – and led the Shockers to two NCAA tournament appearances.



    Where They Were
    Wichita State University 1982-1985