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DAMOND EDWARDS (1992-97) - inducted in 2009

During his four-year career with the Hornets, Edwards averaged 11.3 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.2 steals per game...one of the best players in the program’s Div. I history (1991-pres.), Edwards ranks among the Hornet top eight Div. I career leaders in points (1,197), field goals (428), field goals attempted (1,144), three-pointers (162), three-pointers attempted (506), free throws (179), free throws attempted (256), rebounds (398), assists (243), steals (123), games played (106), starts (73) and minutes (2,588)...his 1,197 points are the sixth best mark in school history...played for the Harlem Globetrotters in 1997-98, becoming the only Sacramento State player to ever play for the Globetrotters...a two-time all-conference selection...averaged double-figure points each of his final three years.

DON FAUSSET (1956-59) - inducted in 2009

Averaged 8.0 points and 10.0 rebounds per game during his three-year career...was a second team all-conference selection in 1958-59...during his tenure, the Hornets never finished worse than third place in the Far Western Conference, including a league championship in 1959 (the first conference title in school history)...the Hornets combined for a 21-9 record in conference during his three seasons with the team...helped the Hornets to the 1959 NCAA College Division Regionals, one of four times in school history the Hornets reached the NCAA Tournament (1959, 1962, 1970, 1988)...never lost to UC Davis during his career (7-0)...the Hornets won those seven games over the Aggies by an average of 13.4 points per game...shot 52.1 percent (73-140) from the field during his senior year.

DaSHAWN FREEMAN (2002-06) - inducted in 2010

Four-year starter at point guard...Two-time Big Sky all-conference selection, including first team and the league’s defensive player of the during his senior season (2005-06)...helped lead the Hornets to the Big Sky Tournament all four seasons of his career (2002-06), the only four years Sacramento State has qualified for the league’s postseason event since the team joined the Big Sky in 1996-97...Sacramento State’s all-time leader in games played (115), assists (501), steals (283) and steals per game (2.5)...among Big Sky Conference career leaders, he ranks first all-time in steals and seventh in assists...finished his career with averages of 8.6 points, 2.7 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 2.5 steals per game...also finished with 992 points, just eight shy of becoming the 10th player in school history to amass 1,000 points...never missed a game during his four-year career.

LYNN LIVIE (1964-66) – in memoriam - inducted in 2009

The greatest scorer in Sacramento State history, Livie averaged 27.8 points per game during his two seasons in the Green and Gold...that included 1,447 points over those two years...averaged 25.7 ppg in 1964-65, and 30.0 ppg in 1965-66...the only Hornet to ever average more than 22.0 points in a season, and he did it both years of his Hornet career...was a unanimous first team all-Far Western Conference selection both seasons...named honorable mention All-America in 1965, becoming one of two All-Americans in school history...during his senior season, he scored a school-record 51 points in a 114-107 victory over San Francisco State...despite playing just two seasons, he ranks second in school history in field goals made (575) and free throws made (297), and fourth in points (1,447).

CHUCK MOBLEY (1955-59) – in memoriam - inducted in 2009

Averaged 18.3 points per game during his four-year career, the third best mark in school history...that included averages of 17.5 ppg as a freshman, 14.8 ppg as a sophomore, 18.0 ppg as a junior and 21.7 ppg as a senior...named first team all-Far Western Conference every year of his career...led the Hornets to the 1959 NCAA College Division Regionals, one of four times in school history the Hornets reached the NCAA Tournament...that included the first conference championship in school history in 1959...easily the school’s all-time leader with 511 free throws made...averaged 7.9 free throw attempts per game and shot 77.8 percent (511-657) from the charity stripe...also among program career leaders, he ranks first in free throws attempted (657) and second in points (1,517).

JAMEEL PUGH (2003-05) - inducted in 2009

Averaged 12.0 points, 4.7 rebounds, 0.9 assists and 1.3 steals per game while shooting 41.0 percent (224-546) from the field and 37.1 percent (73-197) from the three-point line...a first team all-conference selection in 2004-05 after averaging 15.0 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game...also during that senior season, he scored at least 24 points in four of his last five games of the year, and had seven 20-point games over his final 10 contests...at the time, he became just the fourth Hornet to receive first team all-Big Sky Conference honors...a transfer from UMass, he helped put Sacramento State on the map after finishing as the runner-up at ESPN’s nationally televised College Slam Dunk Championship in 2005 in St. Louis...named the World’s Best Dunker in 2000 and the 33rd-best dunker of all-time by Slam Magazine.

GREG REED (1966-69) - inducted in 2009

The only Sacramento State player to be drafted into the NBA, he was selected by the San Francisco Warriors in the ninth round in 1969...started 75 games during his three seasons, tallying 892 points and 736 rebounds over that span...averaged 12.1 points and 9.9 rebounds per game over his career...an honorable mention all-Far Western Conference selection as a sophomore after leading the team in both scoring (362 points, 14.5 ppg) and rebounding (209 rebounds, 8.4 rpg)...always one of the team’s top defensive players, he usually drew the assignment of guarding the opponent’s top scorer...averaged double-doubles during both his junior and senior seasons...that included averages of 11.1 points and 10.1 rebounds in 1967-68, and 10.5 points and 11.5 rebounds in 1968-69.

NATE ROBINSON (1976-78) - inducted in 2009

Finished his two-year career with averages of 16.6 points and 9.3 rebounds per game while shooting 50.3 percent (363-725) from the field and 69.8 percent (166-238) from the free throw line...scored 896 points in just two years, including an 18.9 ppg average as a senior...led the Hornets to a Far Western Conference co-championship in 1976-77 and a tie for second place in the conference in 1977-78...named the Far Western’s co-Player of the Year in 1976-77, and was a first team all-conference performer both years...as a senior, he led the team in scoring 12 times and rebounding 13 times...among the program’s all-time leaders, he ranks seventh in rebounds and ninth in rebounds per game...his 18.9 points per game during his senior season is the 10th best single-season mark in school history.

NORM SIEKFIN (1966-68) – in memoriam - inducted in 2010

Played two seasons at Sacramento State (1966-67, 1967-68) and was named all-conference both years...had arguably one of the best seasons in Sacramento State history in 1967-68 when he averaged 19.5 points and 14.2 rebounds per game...shot 46.6 percent (194-416) from the field, and averaged 7.2 trips to the free throw line that year...the 14.2 rebounds are the fourth-best single-season mark in Sacramento State history and the 19.5 points are the eighth best mark...over his two-year career, he averaged a double-double, finishing with 14.4 points and 10.5 rebounds per game while shooting 48.2 percent (280-581) from the field...during his two seasons, Sacramento State combined to post a 31-21 overall record and a 19-9 mark in the Far Western Conference...that included a tie for second place in the conference standings during the 1966-67 season.

BILL WHITAKER (1960-62) - inducted in 2010

Despite playing just two seasons (1960-61, 1961-62), Whitaker is the program’s all-time leader in career rebounds (984)..the next closest player has 248 less rebounds...averaged 17.6 rebounds per game during his two seasons, the only player in Sacramento State history to average more than 13.0 rebounds over the course of his career...helped lead Sacramento State to the 1962 NCAA College Division national championship game, where the team fell in overtime (58-57) to Mount Saint Mary’s...finished his career with averages of 7.2 points and 17.6 rebounds per game while shooting 52.0 percent from the field...averaged 19.3 rebounds per game in 1960-61, and 16.2 rebounds in 1961-62..finished seventh in the nation in rebounds in 1960-61...played on the basketball, football and track and field teams at Sacramento State.

ALEX WILLIAMS (1986-88) - inducted in 2009

During his two-year career, he averaged 21.4 points and 1.4 steals per game while shooting 42.7 percent from the floor (424-992) and 45.7 percent (247-541) from the three-point line...in 1987-88, he was named second team All-America by the Basketball Times Magazine and third team All-America by the National Basketball Coaches Association...as a senior, he averaged 25.6 points (7th in the nation), and 5.6 three-pointers (1st in the nation)...made 167 three-pointers as a senior, still the best mark in NCAA Div. II history...two-year average of 4.3 three-pointers made per game is the fourth best mark in NCAA Div. II history...program’s all-time leader in career three-pointers per game (4.3) and three-point percentage (.457)...helped lead Sacramento State to its last NCAA Tournament appearance in 1987-88.

1987-88 TEAM - inducted in 2011



The 1987-88 squad was inducted into the Sacramento State Men’s Basketball Hall of Fame on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, at the University’s Alumni Center. The evening featured the induction of all 13 players from the team as well as head coach Joseph Anders, assistant coaches Gus Armstead and Mike Verbitsky, equipment manager Jimmie Jones and athletic trainer Joe Ramos. The 1987-88 squad became the second team inducted into the Sacramento State men’s basketball hall of fame (joining the 1961-62 national runner-up team). The 1987-88 squad finished 22-8 (most wins in school history) and was the last Hornet men’s hoops team to qualify for the NCAA Tournament, advancing to the 32-team Div. II field. That year, the Hornets finished seventh in the nation with an average of 93.1 points per game, still the most in school history. In addition, the team led the nation in three-pointers (school-record 303, average of 10.1 per game) and posted arguably the biggest win in school history when it beat a Texas A&M squad that reached the NCAA Div. I Tournament a year earlier. The Hornets scored at least 100 points a school-record seven times while shooting 46.9 percent from the field and 41.8 percent from the three-point line. PLAYERS: Larry Brown, Tristan Buckingham, Rick Campbell, Chris Farr, Brad Jorgenson, Henry King, Robert “Money” Martin, Sean McClendon, Grover Perry, Mike Scholl, Sean Smartt, Alex Williams and Bruce Woodard.

1961-62 TEAM - inducted in 2008



The inaugural Sacramento State Men’s Basketball Hall of Fame induction took place on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008, at the University's Alumni Center The night featured the induction of all 11 players from the 1961-62 squad and head coach Ev Shelton into the Sacramento State Men’s Basketball Hall of Fame. The 1961-62 team became the first-ever class inducted into the men's basketball program’s Hall of Fame. The team finished as the College Division national runner-up after losing to Mount Saint Mary’s, 58-57, in double overtime in the 1962 NCAA national championship game in Evansville, Ind. Upon returning to Sacramento, the team was welcomed by more than 1,000 fans at the airport, and taken on a caravan through downtown Sacramento. TEAM MEMBERS: Head coach Everett “Ev” Shelton (in memoriam), Bill Baker, John Dille, Jim Greene, John Hagerty, Les Kuhnz, Bob McCoy, Tom Pugliese (in memoriam), Ron Rohrer (in memoriam), Paul Smith, Howard Thomas and Bill Whitaker.

JACK FORD - CENTER COURT AWARD, SPECIAL RECOGNITION
- inducted in 2010

Jack Ford has been a fan and/or booster of the men’s basketball program since 1967...organized the first-ever fan-based booster club at Sacramento State in 1985, and served as president of the club for 15 consecutive years...helped raise funds for Sacramento State’s first-ever basketball scholarships awarded during the 1985-86 season...re-energized Sacramento State’s 6th Man Club, the fundraising arm for the men’s basketball program, in 2006...became the 6th Man Club’s president in 2008, helping to boost the club’s membership from 22 to over 100 members...that year (2008-09), the 6th Man Club raised more money than the previous 12 years combined...organized the Hornet Men’s Basketball Alumni & Friends Chapter for the Sacramento State Alumni Association...currently serves as the 6th Man Club’s vice president, and is the alumni chapter’s treasurer.



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