2013 Hall of Fame Induction Celebration & CBE Hall of Fame Classic
NOVEMBER 24-26, 2013
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.
Seven Newest Hall of Fame Coaches, Players and Contributors and One Ground-breaking Team to be Inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame November 24 in Kansas City.
Former United States Congressman Tom McMillen, 1977 national consensus player of the year Marques Johnson of UCLA and coaching legends Gene Keady and Rollie Massimino headline the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame induction class of 2013. Joining them for enshrinement will be Bob Hopkins of Grambling and contributors George Raveling of Nike and George Killian of FIBA. In addition, the barrier-breaking 1963 Loyola University (Chicago) team will become the first team inducted.
The Founding Class members of 2013 will be announced at a later date. Founding Class members were automatically included in the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007 and are gradually being inducted at the official event in Kansas City each year.
The Class of 2013 will be inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Sunday, November 24, 2013, at the Arvest Bank Theater at the in Kansas City as part of a three-day celebration of college basketball. The hall of fame is located in The College Basketball Experience, a world-class entertainment facility that provides a multi-faceted interactive experience for fans of the game. The College Basketball Experience Hall of Fame Classic will take place November 25-26 at Sprint Center. The four host teams are Wichita State, Brigham Young, DePaul and Texas.
ELVIN HAYES - Founding Class Member
The Big E, as he was known to Cougar fans, is Houston’s all-time leading scorer (2,884) and rebounder (1,602) and averaged an astounding 31 points and 17.2 rebounds per game for his career from 1965-68. He arrived on campus as one of the first two African-American basketball players for coach Guy V. Lewis and led the Cougars to an 81-12 record. He took Houston to the school’s first two NCAA Final Four appearances in 1967 and 1968. Sandwiched in between heartbreaking NCAA semifinal losses to UCLA was the “Game of the Century.” On January 20, 1968, Hayes scored 39 points and grabbed 15 rebounds as Houston defeated No. 1-ranked UCLA and snapped the Bruins’ 47-game winning streak. Played in the Houston Astrodome, the game was the first nationally televised regular-season contest and was played before a record-breaking crowd of 53,000 spectators. Hayes is the only three-time All-American in school history and was the 1968 national player of the year.
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
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.
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. .
Grambling's Hopkins averaged 30 points and 17 rebounds a game for the Tigers from 1953-56. 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.
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. Keady is currently a special advisor to head coach Steve Lavin at St. John's.
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.
As the current 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.
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. Most recently, he served as president of the International University Sports Federation (FISU), sponsor of the World University Games.
1963 LOYOLA UNIVERSITY (CHICAGO) TEAM
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.
"The Class of 2013 includes some of the smartest and strongest players of the game, loyal coaches and influential contributors, many of whom are still integrally involved in the college game," said Reggie Minton, Deputy Executive Director of the NABC and chair of the Hall of Fame selection panel. "And to be able to induct an entire team based on its ground-breaking impact makes this class special as well."
In 2006 the first class was inducted into the newly formed National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. That class included the game's inventor, James Naismith, and possibly its greatest coach in John Wooden. Since that time, five more classes have traveled to Kansas City for a weekend of festivities. Those classes have included the likes of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Danny Manning, Larry Bird and Earvin "Magic" Johnson.
November 24, 2013
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
MONDAY & TUESDAY EVENINGS
November 25 & 26, 2013
TEAMS: Wichita State, Brigham Young, DePaul & Texas
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.