Basketball Hall of Fame to induct Scott May

  • 03/08/2017 12:09 pm in

In a press release sent out Wednesday morning, it was announced former Indiana standout Scott May will be inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame on Sunday, Nov. 19.

May will be inducted alongside Tim Duncan (Wake Forest), Cleo Hill (Winston-Salem State), Rick Mount (Purdue), Paul Silas (Creighton), John Stockton (Gonzaga), Jay Williams (Duke) and coach Bo Ryan (Wisconsin, Milwaukee and Wisconsin-Platteville).

From the release:

The leader of one of college basketball’s all-time great teams, Scott May was a standout at Indiana from 1972 to 1976 under fellow Hall of Famer Bob Knight. His 1975-76 national champion Hoosier squad finished the year 32-0, and remains the most recent Division I program to complete an undefeated season. He was the NABC, Naismith, AP, Helms Foundation, Rupp and Sporting News National Player of the Year in 1976, and a consensus All-American in 1975 and 1976. May ended his IU career with 1,593 points, and went on to play seven seasons in the NBA after being drafted second overall in 1976 by the Chicago Bulls.

May joins Branch McCracken (2006), Bob Knight (2006), Isiah Thomas (2006) and Quinn Buckner (2015) as former IU players or coaches that are in the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame.

May recently returned to Assembly Hall for a celebration of the 1976 national championship team on Jan. 5, 2016.

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  • WhatsUpKnight2.0

    must be a pretty exclusive club if guys like alford and cheaney ain’t in it. and what about pelkowski, lindeman, and sloan?? talk about outrageous!

  • pcantidote

    Hey Sloan could be in the “setting screens” wing of the hall!

  • HoosierDawg

    Well deserved. I loved watching Scotty play!

  • WhatsUpKnight2.0

    haha! they could put him right beside meier! and TP will make it one day if he keeps it up

  • IULore

    i recently watched that champ game on youtube. Very impressive performance from him, especially after wilkerson went down.

  • Arch Puddington

    I have long since worn out on Dickie V, but I must say that the “All Sloan” team was a great invention.

  • SCHoosier

    Great news for Scott May..well deserved and probably the only good news Hoosier fans will get the rest of this season. .