Ewing named to college Hall of Fame

March 6, 2012 at 9:23 PM
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KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 6 (UPI) -- Patrick Ewing, who led Georgetown to three NCAA title games, was among those selected Tuesday for the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame.

Georgetown won the national championship in 1984 with Ewing as its chief force in the middle. He went on to a long NBA career with the New York Knicks.

He will be joined in this year's Hall of Fame class by fellow players Earl Monroe of Winston-Salem State, Willis Reed of Grambling, Clyde Lovellette of Kansas, Phil Ford of North Carolina and Kenny Sailers of Wyoming.

Coaches Joe B. Hall, who succeeded Adolph Rupp at Kentucky, and Virginia Union's Dave Robbins were also selected.

Joe Dean, a player at LSU and later that school's athletic director, will be inducted as will businessman Jim Host.

Host created a syndicated radio network that broadcast basketball games across the country. The induction ceremony will be held Nov. 18 in Kansas City.

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