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Friday, November 17, 2006

An "historic time" for college hoops

This Sunday marks the inaugural class inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. The inaugural class is made up of Dean Smith, Oscar Robertson, Bill Russell, John Wooden and the family of basketball founder Dr. James Naismith. The hall will be located in Kansas City, MO which is also home of the CBE Classic championships which Marquette will participate in starting Monday.

Coach Crean described the new opening of the hall as an "historic time" for college basketball.
"It's going to be an honor being there when the initial class goes into the Hall of Fame," said Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski, a past president of the NABC.

The hall will not compete with the Naismith Hall of Fame, but is intended to recognize the great college basketball players and coaches through history. The example of Ralph Sampson was used to portray a fantastic college player that was unable to duplicate that play at the professional level. He is an ideal candidate for this Hall of Fame.

The complete FOX Sports article is here

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