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Alonzo Mourning into the NBA Hall of Fame

Alonzo Mourning into the NBA Hall of Fame

Posted by Liliana Castaño on April 08, 2014

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class of 2014 has a Washingtonian tint.

Georgetown legend Alonzo Mourning, University of Maryland coaching great Gary Williams and six-time NBA All-Star Mitch Richmond, who played three years with the Washington Wizards, were among those elected Monday for enshrinement in August. Former Arkansas championship coach Nolan Richardson and the iconic 1970s Immaculata University women's basketball championship teams joined the group that already included five direct-elect inductees.

Mourning will go down as one of the greatest players in Miami Heat history, a two-time defensive player of the year who averaged 17.1 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.8 blocks a game in 15 seasons. He was drafted second overall, behind Shaquille O'Neal, by the Charlotte Hornets in 1992 after four years with the Hoyas, and he went on to play with the Heat and New Jersey Nets. Mourning won a championship as O'Neal's backup for the 2005-06 Heat.

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