Inducted: June 17, 2010 in Indianapolis, IN
Date of Birth: August 10, 1950
High School Attended: Indianapolis Washington Graduated: 1969
High School Honors: 3-time Parade Magazine All-American in football, position tightend; 1966 State Football Champions; 2-time Parade Magazine All-American in basketball; All-City and All-State in football and basketball; Mr. Basketball 1969; 1969 team went unbeaten and won Indiana State High School Basketball Championship; set an Indiana state tournament scoring record with 148 points in final four games.
College Attended: Indiana University
College Honors: 30.0 PPG scoring average - ranked 4th nationally in 1971; 14.7 RPG and lead Big Ten in rebounds and scoring - first sophomore to lead Big Ten in these categories.
Professional Athletic Background: Drafted by ABA Indiana Pacers and Philadelphia 76ers; played first for Pacers, then Philadelphia and Denver Nuggets during career.
Professional Athletic Honors: Member of 1972-1973 Indiana Pacers ABA championship teams; Second Team All-ABA 1973; ABA All-Star 1973-1975; All-ABA First Team 1974-1976; ABA Co-MVP with Julius Erving 1975; First Team All-NBA 1976; Second Team All-NBA 1977; NBA All-Star 1976, 1977, 1979; ABA scoring title 1975; fifth leading scorer in Pacers' history and holds highest career scoring average of 19.6; holds Pacers' single-game records in an ABA game for most points (58 vs Dallas Chapparals, 11-28-72) and for most rebounds (37 vs Carolina Cougars, 1-12-74); holds Pacers' record for most points (2,353) in an ABA season 1974-1975, for free throw attempts in a game (22 vs Pittsburgh 11-9-71) and season (778 in 1972-1973), and for most field goals in a season (873 in 1974-1975); one of four players to have jersey #30 retired by Pacers; MVP, All-NBA First Team, and All-Star; NBA career stats of 17.2 PPG and 9.80 RPG; participated in 10 NBA/ABA Play-offs and 7 NBA/ABA All-Star games; selected to Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.
Special Recognition: President/Owner of GM Supply Company.
Family: Wife, Lynda; son, Richard