HISTORY OF THE LOUISIANA BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME

 

The Louisiana Basketball Hall of Fame is one of the major projects of the Louisiana Association of Basketball Coaches.

The Hall of Fame was created in 1975 to honor former great basketball players and coaches from Louisiana universities and colleges.

The Hall of Fame display was originally located in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center at LSU in Baton Rouge.  In 2008, the Hall of Fame display was moved to Louisiana’s historic Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge.  It contains plaques and mementos of persons elected to the Hall of Fame, along with other historic basketball memorabilia.

Individuals are nominated to the Hall of Fame by their respective schools and are elected on an annual basis by a vote of the LABC's Board of Directors.  Individuals are not eligible for election until at least five years after they have completed their collegiate careers.

Charter members were elected in 1975 and inducted in 1976.  They were Bob Hopkins of Grambling St.; Jackie Moreland of Louisiana Tech; Bob Pettit of LSU; Willis Reed of Grambling St.; and Cliff Wells of Tulane.  Additional individuals have been inducted every year since 1976.

Inducted in 1977 were Pete Maravich of LSU; Lee Prather of Northwestern St.; and Malcolm "Sparky" Wade of LSU.

Inducted in 1978 were Bill Reigel of McNeese St.; Glynn Saulters of UL-Monroe; and Ralph Ward of McNeese St.

Inducted in 1979 were Cecil Crowley of Louisiana Tech; Harry Rabenhorst of LSU; and Charles "Red" Thomas of Northwestern St.

Inducted in 1980 were C.A. Core of Southeastern La.; Dwight "Bo" Lamar of UL-Lafayette; and Bob Love of Southern.

Inducted in 1981 were Dean Church of UL-Lafayette; Tom Kerwin of Centenary; and Marvin Winkler of UL-Lafayette.

Inducted in 1982 were Lanny Johnson of UL-Monroe; John McConathy of Northwestern St.; and Robert Parish of Centenary.

Inducted in 1983 were Mike Green of Louisiana Tech; Scotty Robertson of Louisiana Tech; and Orvis Sigler of Centenary.

Inducted in 1984 were Lenny Fant of UL-Monroe; Frank Glenn of McNeese St.; Calvin Natt of UL-Monroe; and J.C. "Dutch" Reinhardt of UL-Lafayette.

Inducted in 1985 were Joe Dean of LSU; Jerry Flake of UL-Lafayette; Don Landry of Nicholls St.; and Jimmy Leach of Northwestern St.

Inducted in 1986 were Luther Marlar of Southeastern La.; Beryl Shipley of UL-Lafayette; Andrew Toney of UL-Lafayette; and Larry Wilson of Nicholls St.

Inducted in 1987 were Frank Brian of LSU; Durand "Rudy" Macklin of LSU; Henry Steele of UL-Monroe; and James Wyatt of Northwestern St.

Inducted in 1988 were Benny Hollis of UL-Monroe; Stan Kernan of McNeese St.; Billy Reynolds of Northwestern St.; and Billy Wiggins of Louisiana Tech.

Inducted in 1989 were Dick Brown of Northwestern St.; Willie Jackson of Centenary; Mike McConathy of Louisiana Tech; and Stuart Toms of UL-Monroe.

Inducted in 1990 were Billy Allgood of Louisiana College; Joe Dumars of McNeese St.; Karl Malone of Louisiana Tech; and Warren Perkins of Tulane.

Inducted in 1991 were George Corley of Louisiana Tech; Aaron James of Grambling St.; and Donald "Slick" Watts of Xavier.

Inducted in 1992 were Wayne Cooper of New Orleans; Pete Gaudin of Loyola; Tynes Hildebrand of Northwestern St.; and Jerry Jingles of UL-Monroe.

Inducted in 1993 were Fred Hobdy of Grambling St.; Edmond Lawrence of McNeese St.; George McConathy of Northwestern St.; and Don Redden of LSU.

Inducted in 1994 were Howard Carter of LSU; David Clark of Northwestern St.; Cleveland Hill of Nicholls St.; and Jim Kerwin of Tulane.

Inducted in 1995 were Cherokee Rhone of Centenary; Mike Rose of UL-Monroe; Dick Sharp of Southeastern La.; and Collis Temple of LSU.

Inducted in 1996 were Ron Greene of New Orleans; Shelby Hypolite of Nicholls St.; John Rudd of McNeese St.; and Sam Trombatore of Loyola.

Inducted in 1997 were Bill Bradley of UL-Monroe; Tommy Green of Southern; Larry Robinson of Centenary; and Don Wilson of Southeastern La.

Inducted in 1998 were Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf (formerly Chris Jackson) of LSU; Alvin Dukes of Xavier; Larry Little of Centenary; and Shaquille O'Neal of LSU.

Inducted in 1999 were Ervin Johnson of New Orleans; Andy Russo of Louisiana Tech; Bruce Seals of Xavier; and Roger Sigler of LSU.

Inducted in 2000 were Tommy Canterbury of Centenary; Leonard Mitchell of LSU; and G.O. Wright of Xavier.

Inducted in 2001 were John Arthurs of Tulane; P.J. Brown of Louisiana Tech; and Bobby Phills of Southern.

Inducted in 2002 were Wilbur Holland of New Orleans and Xavier "Butch" Webster of New Orleans.

Inducted in 2003 were Marlbert Pradd of Dillard; Jerry Reynolds of LSU; and Randy White of Louisiana Tech.

Inducted in 2004 were Reggie Jackson of Nicholls St. and Vernon Wilson of Northwestern St.

Inducted in 2005 were Dale Brown of LSU; Dick Maile of LSU; and Bobby Paschal of UL-Lafayette.

Inducted in 2006 were Jerald Honeycutt of Tulane; Gerard King of Nicholls St.; and Larry Wright of Grambling St.

Inducted in 2007 were Paul Poe of Louisiana College; Dave Simmons of Louisiana Tech; and Lawrence "Lanky" Wells of Louisiana Tech.

Inducted in 2008 were Perry Clark of Tulane and Paul Thompson of Tulane.

Inducted in 2009 were Phil Hicks of Tulane and John "Hot Rod" Williams of Tulane.

Inducted in 2010 was Ricky Blanton of LSU.

Inducted in 2011 was Kenny Higgs of LSU.

Inducted in 2012 was Mike Vining of UL-Monroe.

Inducted in 2013 was Jeff Cummings of Tulane.

Inducted in 2014 were Roy Ebron of UL-Lafayette and Tim Floyd of New Orleans.

Inducted in 2015 was Anthony Reed of Tulane.

Inducted in 2016 was Rickey Broussard of Nicholls St.

Inducted in 2017 was John Williams of LSU.

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