National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame
The National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame, located in Kansas City, Missouri, is a hall of fame and museum dedicated to men's college basketball. The museum is an integral portion of the College Basketball Experience created by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), located at the Sprint Center. The hall is meant as a complement to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, with a focus strictly on those who have contributed greatly to college basketball.
|Location||Kansas City, Missouri|
|Type||College basketball Hall of fame|
On November 17, 2006 the NABC honored around 180 players, coaches and other notable contributors to college basketball by inducting them into the founding class of the Hall of Fame. Oscar Robertson, Bill Russell, Dean Smith, John Wooden, and the family of James Naismith, were selected to represent the inaugural class.
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts has indicated it will help with the exhibits. The other interactive portions of the College Basketball Experience are called 'The Entry Experience,' 'The Fan Experience,' and 'The Game.' The NABC recently renamed the Guardians Classic college tournament the CBE Classic to help promote it.
Each year several founding class members are honored at the induction ceremony:
- 2007: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
- 2008: Charles Barkley
- 2009: Larry Bird, Magic Johnson
- 2010: Jerry West, David Thompson
- 2011: Bob Knight, James Worthy
- 2012: Clyde Lovellette, Willis Reed, Earl Monroe
- 2013: Elvin Hayes
- "about us". National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
- "Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame to induct founding class". NABC. Retrieved 2006-11-20.
- Ewing, Lovellette among 2012 college hoops hall of fame class Archived 2012-03-08 at the Wayback Machine
- Profiles of College Basketball Hall of Fame inductees