Six former players and two former coaches will be inducted into the Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame later this year and the 2016 class is a loaded one. The announcement for this year’s class was announced on Tuesday, per ESPN.
Dominique Wilkins and Mark Aguirre headline the class this year, which also includes Bob Boozer, Doug Collins, Lionel Simmons, and Jamaal Wilkes and former coaches Hugh Durham and Mike Montgomery.
Wilkins averaged 21.5 points and was named SEC Player of the Year during his career with the Georgia Bulldogs, which was a shock to everyone after he left his home state of North Carolina. He went on to have a Hall of Fame career in the NBA, mostly with the Atlanta Hawks.
Aguirre is a former two-time All American at DePaul, where he led the Demons to their first Final Four in 1979 as a freshman, averaging 24 points per game.
As for the coaches, Durham led two different schools to their first Final Four appearances, Florida State in 1972 and Georgia in 1983. He is also the winningest coach at those two schools as well as at Jacksonville University as he retired with 633 wins.
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