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Gary Williams, Shaquille O’Neal, Grant Hill elected to Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame

Mar 25, 2014, 9:09 PM EST

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On Tuesday morning, the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame committee announced its eight-person Class of 2014. Headlining the list of inductees are former Maryland head coach Gary Williams, LSU center Shaquille O’Neal and Grant Hill, a two-time national champion at Duke.

The Class of 2014 will officially been inducted on Sunday, Nov. 23  at the Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland in Kansas City, Mo.

Rounding out the class are players Zelmo Beaty (Prairie View A&M) and Darrell Griffith (Louisville), coach Dale Brown (LSU) along contributors Howard Garfinkel, who started Five-Star Basketball Camp and  Glenn Wilkes, Sr., who coach at Stetson, but also directed clinics and camps and authored multiple books.

Williams had three coaching stops — American, Boston College and Ohio State — before returning to his alma mater in 1989. Williams retired in 2011, leading the Terrapins to back-to-back Final Four appearances, ending that run with a National Title in 2002. On Tuesday evening, Williams joined SportsNet Central on Comcast SportsNet to discuss his latest honor.

The National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame inducted its first class in 2006. This will be the hall’s ninth.

  1. justwinsomeday - Mar 25, 2014 at 9:36 PM

    2002….I waited on that day since Moses decided to go right to the pros, I’ll always be grateful. Congrats and thanks for the memories Gary!

  2. annapterp - Mar 26, 2014 at 10:19 AM

    Well deserved and long overdue.

  3. peddealer - Mar 26, 2014 at 1:13 PM

    Never any hype for the NBA HOF! And why not? Football and baseball are not vastly Superior! BS!

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