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34 Persons in the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame:

Al McGuire

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Alfred Emanuel McGuire
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach, team:

Bill Russell

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Felton Russell
Also Known As:
William F. Russell
Birth Date:
Age today:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team:Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 2005.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2011.
Dick Enberg Award 2000.
FIBA Hall of Fame 2007.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1975.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.

Bill Sharman

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Walton Sharman
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Teams:As coach teams:Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1975.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2004.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.
Pac-12 Men's Basketball Hall of Honor 2002.

Cazzie Russell

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Cazzie Lee Russell
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Teams:Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1991.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2011.
University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1978.

Charles Barkley

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Wade Barkley
Nickname(s):
Sir Charles
The Round Mound of Rebound
Chuck
Birth Date:
Age today:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Forward for teams:Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Phoenix Suns Ring of Honor 2004.
Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2005.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.
Arizona Sports Hall of Fame 2015.

Dean Smith

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Dean Edwards Smith
Also Known As:
Dean E. Smith
Birth Date:
Age today:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Basketball head coach, team:Tarheels. Recruited the university's first African-American scholarship basketball player. Pushed for equal treatment for African Americans by local businesses. Supporter of Democratic party causes.
Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 1996.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2013.
Dick Enberg Award 1999.
FIBA Hall of Fame 2007.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1983.
Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Eddie Sutton

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Edward Eugene Sutton
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Head coach for 36 years, various colleges, a win-loss of 806-326.
Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1983.
Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 2009.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2011.
North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1999.
Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame.

Elgin Baylor

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Elgin Gay Baylor
Nickname(s):
Rabbit
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Forward.
Team:General manager team:California Sports Hall of Fame 2007.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.
State of Washington Sports Hall of Fame 1962.
Los Angeles Memorial Coloseum Court of Honors 2009.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1977.

Ernest Schmidt

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ernest J. Schmidt
Nickname(s):
One Grand
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Earned exactly 1,000 points in his college career.
Team:Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 2002.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1974.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.

Gail Goodrich

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Gail Charles Goodrich Jr.
Nickname(s):
The Stump
Stumpy
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team:Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Pac-12 Men's Basketball Hall of Honor 2005.
UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame 1984.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.

George Yardley

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Harry Yardley III
Nickname(s):
Yardbird
Bird
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Forward/Guard.
Teams:Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1997.
Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 2001.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.
Orange County Sports Hall of Fame 1981.
Pac-12 Men's Basketball Hall of Honor 2007.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1996.

Grant Hill

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Grant Henry Hill
Birth Date:
Age today:
44
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Older than Tamia by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

NBA basketball player for teams:National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2014.

Henry Iba

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Henry Payne Iba
Nickname(s):
Hank
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

College team:Coached team:and Olympic teams 1964 and 1968.
FIBA Hall of Fame 2007.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.
Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame 1986.
Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1965.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame.
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1961.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1969.

Jamaal Wilkes

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jackson Keith Wilkes
Also Known As:
Jamaal Abdul-Lateef
Birth Date:
Age today:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

6' 6". Converted to Islam and legally changed his name to Jamaal Abdul-Lateef in 1975, but continued to use his birth surname only for purposes of public recognition.
Teams:Boys and Girls Clubs Alumni Hall of Fame.
Pac-12 Men's Basketball Hall of Honor 2007.
UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame 1984.
Academic All-America Hall of Fame 1990.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2016.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2012.

James Naismith

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Naismith
Also Known As:
Dr. James Naismith
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78, 22 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Hired as a chaplain (a Presbyterian minister), invented the game of basketball as "Basket Ball" at team:Created the original 13 rules in 1892.
Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame 1995.
Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 1961.
Kansas Hall of Fame 2013.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1959.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.
Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame 1978.
Canada's Sports Hall of Fame 1955.
Ontario Sports Hall of Fame.
Ottawa Sport Hall of Fame 1986.
McGill University Sports Hall of Fame 1996.
FIBA Hall of Fame 2007.

Jerry West

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jerry Alan West
Nickname(s):
Mr. Outside
Mr. Clutch
The Logo
Zeke from Cabin Creek
Tweety Bird
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team:California Sports Hall of Fame 2007.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.
National High School Hall of Fame 1990.
Los Angeles Memorial Coloseum Court of Honors 2009.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1980.

John McLendon

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John B. McLendon Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The first African American basketball coach at a predominantly white university and the first African American head coach in any professional sport.
Coached teams:Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 2004.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1979.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.

Julius Erving

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Julius Winfield Erving II
Nickname(s):
Dr. J
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20

Brief Facts:

Team:Movies:Nassau County Sports Hall of Fame 2004.
Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2004. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1993.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr.
Also Known As:
Lew Alcindor
Kareem Abdul-Jabaar
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Center for teams:Movie:Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Pac-12 Men's Basketball Hall of Honor 2003.
UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame 1984.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2003.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2016.

Larry Bird

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Larry Joe Bird
Nickname(s):
the Hick from French Lick
Birth Date:
Age today:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 9".
Basketball center, team:Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1998.
National High School Hall of Fame 1995.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.

Lenny Wilkens

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Leonard Randolph Wilkens
Also Known As:
Leonard R. "Lenny" Wilkens
Nickname(s):
Lenny
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Point guard then coach.
Teams:Olympic Gold Medal 1996 as a coach.
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 2005.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1989.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1998.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.
St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2011.
Providence College Hall of Fame.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2010 on the team called:

Lute Olson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Luther Olson
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Basketball coach at teams:Inducted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2002.
Pac-12 Men's Basketball Hall of Honor 2009.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.

Magic Johnson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Earvin Johnson Jr.
Also Known As:
Earvin 'Magic' Johnson
Nickname(s):
Magic
Birth Date:
Age today:
57, 20 days before his 58th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Younger than Cookie Johnson by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 9".
Team:Prucer, movies:Contracted HIV, revealed in 1991. Co-owner of the L.A. Dodgers.
California Sports Hall of Fame 2007.
MSU Athletics Hall of Fame 1992.
Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1998.
International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2009.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2002.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 21 June 2001.

Nate Thurmond

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Nathaniel Thurmond
Nickname(s):
Nate the Great
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74, 9 days before his 75th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 11". Power forward/center.
Teams:Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1988.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1985.

Oscar Robertson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Oscar Palmer Robertson
Also Known As:
Oscar P. Robertson
Nickname(s):
The Big O
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Point guard. Height 6' 5".
Teams:Olympic Gold Medal 1960.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2004.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.
Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1995.
FIBA Hall of Fame 2009.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1980.

Pete Maravich

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Peter Press Maravich
Nickname(s):
Pistol Pete
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team:Died while playing a game of pick-up basketball.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1984.
LSU Athletic Hall of Fame 1970.
Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame 1990.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.

Phog Allen

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Forrest Clare Allen
Nickname(s):
Phog
Father of Basketball Coaching
Doc
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Basketball coach, team:Coached college basketball for 50 seasons. Also an osteopathic physician.
Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 1961.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1959.
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1952.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.

Shaquille O'Neal

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal
Nickname(s):
Shaq
The Diesel
Birth Date:
Age today:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Center for basketball teams:Movies:Album:New Jersey Hall of Fame 2009.
Boys and Girls Clubs Alumni Hall of Fame.
LSU Athletic Hall of Fame 2000.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2014.
Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 2013.
Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Slater Martin

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Slater Nelson Martin Jr.
Also Known As:
Slater N. Martin
Nickname(s):
Dugie
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86, 4 days before his 87th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Point guard.
Teams:As coach, teams:Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1982.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.
Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Wilt Chamberlain

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Wilton Norman Chamberlain
Nickname(s):
Wilt The Stilt
Birth Date:
Age today:
80, 27 days before his 81st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21

Brief Facts:

7' 1" Center for team:Only NBA player to make 100 points in a single game.
Movie:California Sports Hall of Fame 2007.
Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 1997.
Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2004.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1979.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.
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