Former Arizona Wildcat Sean Elliott is the newest member of the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame.
The National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame announced its Class of 2018 on Wednesday. Houston’s Otis Birdsong, Arkansas’ Sidney Moncrief, North Carolina’s Sam Perkins, Morgan State’s Marvin Webster, USC’s Paul Westphal, former Charleston coach John Kresse, former Oregon Tech coach Danny Miles and Elliott make up the Class of 2018.
Here is what the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame official press release wrote about Elliott’s career:
Sean Elliott helped establish Arizona as a national power, leading the Wildcats to the program’s first Final Four in 1988. Elliott scored an Arizona-record 2,555 points from 1985-89, and is also first in school history in made free throws and third in 3-point field goal percentage. His accolades included the 1986 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, the 1988 and 1989 Pac-10 Player of the Year, consensus All-American in 1988 and 1989, and Wooden Award, NABC Player of the Year and AP Player of the Year honors in 1989. Elliott was drafted third overall by the San Antonio Spurs in 1989, was a two-time NBA All-Star and helped lead the Spurs to the 1999 NBA title.
The Hall of Fame’s 13th induction celebration will precede the 2018 Hall of Fame Classic, which will showcase Nebraska, Texas Tech, USC and Missouri State competing Nov. 19-20 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City. The induction will take place on Sunday, Nov. 18 in Kansas City.