2014 Hall of Fame Induction Celebration & CBE Hall of Fame Classic
NOVEMBER 23-25, 2014
The nation's spotlight shines on Kansas City for a three-day celebration that has become one of college basketball's biggest events. It combines the game's greatest names of yesterday with some of the top college basketball teams of today.
Shaquille O'Neal, Grant Hill Headline 2014 Hall of Fame Induction Class
All-Americans and NCAA champions Grant Hill of Duke and Darrell Griffith of Louisville, along with two-time national player of the year and All-American Shaquille O’Neal of LSU, headline the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame induction class of 2014. Joining them for enshrinement will be NAIA star Zelmo Beaty from Prairie View A&M, NCAA Final Four coaches Dale Brown of LSU and Gary Williams of Maryland and contributors Howard Garfinkel, the founder of Five-Star Basketball Camp, and Glenn Wilkes Sr., long-time coach at Stetson and prolific author of basketball coaching books.
The Class of 2014 will be inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Sunday, November 23, 2014, at the Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland in Kansas City as part of a three-day celebration of college basketball. Tickets will go on sale beginning in September. For more information, follow @CBHOF on Twitter or visit www.collegebasketballhalloffame.com.
SHAQUILLE O'NEAL, LSU
National player of the year in 1991 and 1992
Career record of 64-29 in three years at LSU
Averaged 22 points, 14 rebounds and 5 blocks a game for his career
Set LSU records for blocks in a game, season and career
ZELMO BEATY, Prairie View A&M
Averaged 25 points and 20 rebounds during his four years at Prairie View A&M
Led the Panthers to the NAIA national championship in 1962
Won the Chuck Taylor MVP award during the 1962 NAIA tournament
DARRELL GRIFFITH, Louisville
NCAA champion and Final Four Most Outstanding Player in 1980
Career record of 101-25 in four years at Louisville
Averaged 19 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists per game for his career
National player of the year in 1980
GRANT HILL, Duke
Two-time NCAA champion in 1991 and 1992
Career record of 118-23 in four years at Duke
Averaged 15 points and 6 rebounds a game for his career
First-team All-American and Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year as a senior
DALE BROWN, LSU
Coached at LSU from 1972-97 and compiled an overall record of 448-301 (.598)
Led the Tigers to the NCAA Final Four in 1981 and 1986
Won four Southeastern Conference championships and was four-time SEC Coach of the Year
Was the national coach of the year in 1981
GARY WILLIAMS, Maryland
Coached at Maryland from 1989-2011 and compiled an overall record of 461-252 (.646)
Led the Terrapins to the NCAA Final Four in 2001 and 2002, winning the title in 2002
Two-time Atlantic Coast Conference Coach of the Year and national coach of the year in 2002
Also coached at American, Boston College and Ohio State and compiled a 33-year career record of 668-380
HOWARD GARFINKEL, Five-Star Basketball Camp
Started the first high school scouting service for East Coast basketball in 1965
Started the Five-Star Basketball Camp in 1966, one of the most respect fundamental clinics for high school players and a springboard for both players and up and coming coaches over the years
GLENN WILKES, SR., Stetson
Coached at Stetson from 1957-93 and compiled an overall record of 551-436 (.558)
Directs coaching clinics throughout the South and has been featured at clinics around the world.
Authored seven basketball books and has his own travel company that takes college teams overseas for competitions
Directed camps with Michael Jordan and assisted George Raveling with Nike’s All-America basketball camps for 20 years
November 23, 2014
Pre-Induction festivities will be held at the College Basketball Experience (CBE) at Sprint Center. The Induction Ceremony will be staged at the Arvest Bank Theater at the Midland in downtown Kansas City, MO.
5:30 - 6:00PM ~ News Conference with Honorees & Presenters, Center Court at the CBE
6:00 - 7:00PM ~ VIP Reception at the CBE (Reception Style with Food Stations & Beverages)
8:00 - 9:45PM ~ Hall of Fame Induction Awards Show at the Arvest Bank Theater at the Midland
CBE CLASSIC at Sprint Center
TICKETS ON SALE NOW! CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE
MONDAY & TUESDAY EVENINGS
November 24 & 25, 2014
TEAMS: Alabama, Arizona State, Iowa State and Maryland
The four regional hosts of a 16-team tournament advance to Kansas City for the two-day, nationally-televised CBE Classic finals at the Sprint Center.
The Induction Celebration will be televised nationally on ESPNU. All games of the CBE Classic basketball tournament will be televised on a combination of ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNU.
The National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame opened October 17, 2007 within the 41,500 square foot "College Basketball Experience" facility at the new Sprint Center arena in downtown Kansas City. The CBE is a state-of-the art entertainment experience that contains hands-on, interactive basketball activities. It features experiential exhibits that immerse fans in the game of basketball, as well as special tributes that celebrate the history of men's collegiate basketball. The CBE is operated by the NABC Foundation, the non-profit arm of the National Association of Basketball Coaches.
The Arvest Bank Theater at the Midland is a 1,800-seat theater located in downtown Kansas City. It re-opened in September 2008 following a $28 million renovation. The theater, which has become part of the Kansas City Power & Light District project, has been converted into a live entertainment venue.
The National Association of Basketball Coaches was founded in 1927 by Phog Allen, the legendary University of Kansas basketball coach, to serve as "Guardians of the Game." The NABC currently claims nearly 5,000 members consisting primarily of university and college men's basketball coaches. The organization is headquartered in downtown Kansas City, MO.
Individual tickets to the Induction Ceremony will go on sale in September.
Sponsorships are available ranging from $2,500 to $20,000 and include tickets to both the VIP Reception and Induction Ceremony in addition to marketing opportunities in association with the event. For more information, contact Tracie Dittemore at 913-681-6990, ext. 114.