March 2, 2012 - Adrian Dantley inducted into Ring of Honor


Adrian DantleyAt tonight's basketball game against Providence during senior night, Adrian Dantley will be inducted into the Ring of Honor. Dantley will join previous inductees Luke Harangody, Ruth Riley, and Austin Carr by having his name and jersey number raised to the rafters in the JACC.

Dantley played under coach Digger Phelps from 1973-76. He played an important role in ending UCLA's 88 game win streak. His final two season he averaged 30.4pts/10.2reb and 28.6pts/10.1reb per game, leading the team in both stats both years as a first-team All-American. His junior year also saw him named national player of the year by the United States Basketball Writers Association. He also holds the record for free throws made (619) and free throws attempted (769). Ranked second for career points scored behind Austin Carr, Dantley scored 2,223 points in three seasons.

After Notre Dame, Dantley would be the sixth overall pick in the NBA draft by the Buffalo Braves where he won Rookie of the Year. He also was a member of the gold medal US Olympic team in 1976. Following the 1991 season, Dantley retired from the NBA and spent eight seasons as an assistant coach.

Adrian Dantley will be honored at halftime of tonight's game. All fans in attendance will receive a commemorative poster.




Keywords: basketball, ring of honor, adrian dantley, luke harangody, ruth riley, austin carr, jacc, joyce center, digger phelps, providence, all american

Posted On: 2012-03-02 00:15:01 by IrishTrpt07
Edited On: 2012-03-02 05:00:23 by IrishTrpt07

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