Miller, Sampson, Nelson headed to Basketball Hall of Fame

Miller, Sampson, Nelson headed to Basketball Hall of Fame

NEW ORLEANS, April 2 (UPI) -- Reggie Miller, Ralph Sampson and Don Nelson were selected to be part of the 2012 class for induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame, officials said Monday.
Basketball Hall of Fame finalists listed

Basketball Hall of Fame finalists listed

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Reggie Miller and Rick Pitino are among 12 finalists for the 2012 class of the Basketball Hall of Fame.

COL BKB: Virginia 52, Miami (Fla.) 51

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Virginia's Mike Scott scored 23 points Saturday and the 23rd-ranked Cavaliers extended their best start in 30 years with a 52-51 win over Miami of Florida.

Ralph Sampson denies charge in arrest

ATLANTA, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Former NBA star Ralph Sampson, who was arrested in Georgia for alleged traffic violations, says he disputes one of the accusations.

Sampson, Knight head Hall of Fame list

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Ralph Sampson and Bob Knight head the list of eight new inductees into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame, officials said Monday.

COL BKB: Ohio State 85, Minnesota 63

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- William Buford, Jon Diebler and Evan Turner combined for 64 points Sunday, carrying No. 24 Ohio State to an 85-63 thrashing of the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

COL BKB: Michigan State 65, Minnesota 64

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Kalin Lucas scored 22 points Saturday and No. 7 Michigan State rallied to a 65-64 Big Ten road win over pesky Minnesota, playing minus starting guard Al Nolen.

COL BKB: Illinois 52, Minnesota 41

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Demetri McCamey's 3-pointer touched off a game-ending, 10-point run Thursday, giving No. 20 Illinois a 52-41 victory over Minnesota.

COL BKB: Minnesota 59, Illinois 36

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- A 15-point effort by Lawrence Westbrook Thursday night, along with a dominating defense, carried No. 24 Minnesota to a 59-36 bashing of No. 20 Illinois.

COL BKB: Minnesota 67, Indiana 63

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Damian Johnson's 18 points and six rebounds Sunday sparked No. 20 Minnesota's 67-63 Big Ten Conference victory against Indiana.

COL BKB: Minnesota 82, High Point 56

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Ralph Sampson III scored 17 points Sunday for the unbeaten No. 23 Minnesota Gophers, who rolled over High Point 82-56.

COL BKB: Minnesota 80, S.E. Louisiana 71

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Blake Hoffarber and Lawrence Westbrook scored 15 points apiece Tuesday, keying undefeated and 23rd-ranked Minnesota's 80-71 win over Southeastern Louisiana.

Virginia 61, Georgetown 55

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Chris Williams scored 17 points and Roger Mason added 16 Thursday night as No. 5 Virginia remained unbeaten with a 61-55 victory over No. 16 Georgetown in the J
Ralph Sampson

Ralph Lee Sampson, Jr. (born July 7, 1960) is a retired American college and professional basketball player.

A 7-foot-4 phenom, three-time College Player of the Year, and No. 1 pick in the 1983 NBA Draft, Sampson brought heavy expectations with him to the NBA.

The NBA Rookie of the Year, Sampson averaged 20.7 points and 10.9 rebounds for his first three seasons with the Houston Rockets before injuries began to take their toll. Three knee surgeries later he retired a four-time All-Star whose career highlight ended up being a buzzer-beating shot to dethrone the Los Angeles Lakers as Western Conference champions, derailing their hopes for coveted back-to-back NBA titles.

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