Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee N/A
After being raised in Brooklyn, New York, Rolando Blackman attended Kansas State University where he played basketball under Coach Jack Hartman. At Kansas State, Blackman averaged 15.2 points, five rebounds, and two assists. He finished as the Blackman was selected as a starter for the 1980 Summer Olympics basketball team, but did not participate due to the U.S. Olympic boycott. In his senior year, Blackman led Kansas State on a magical NCAA tournament run as the #8 seed, upsetting #1 seeded Oregon State on their way to the West Regional Final. Blackman as named to the AP all-time All-Big Eight basketball team in 1996, and his number 25 jersey was retired by Kansas State in 2007.