Laettner, Thompson to be Enshrined in the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame

Feb. 25, 2010

Kansas City, MO (nabcfoundation.org) – Duke University’s Christian Laettner and NC State's David Thompson are among eight individuals announced Wednesday to be enshrined in the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame.

The 2010 induction ceremonies will be held on Sunday, November 21, 2010, at the College Basketball Experience (CBE) and the historic Midland Theatre in Kansas City, Mo. The CBE, a world class entertainment facility that provides a multi-faceted interactive experience for fans, shares a common lobby with Sprint Center and is the home of the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame.

The National Association of Basketball Coaches Foundation, Inc. was organized and operates exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, including supporting and carrying out the charitable and education purposes of the National Association of Basketball Coaches. The NABC Foundation is the founder and chief sponsor of Ticket to Reading Rewards, a national literacy program targeting middle school aged youth. In addition, the Foundation operates the College Basketball Experience (CBE), an experiential facility that also includes the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. Opened in October, 2007, the CBE is adjacent to the Sprint Center in downtown Kansas City, Mo. For additional information, please visit www.nabcfoundation.org.  

Thompson Selected For National Collegiate Hall of Fame

RALEIGH, N.C. (GoPack.com) – NC State basketball legend David Thompson is one of eight members of the class of 2010 for the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame.

Thompson, a three-time ACC Player of the Year and two-time National Player of the Year, led the Wolfpack to back-to-back ACC Championships in 1973 and '74 and to the 1974 NCAA Championship. He was a 1996 inductee into the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame, which automatically makes him a Founding Member of the Collegiate Hall of Fame.

He joins former NC State player and assistant coach Vic Bubas, who was selected for enshrinement in 2007. Former Wolfpack coach Everett Case, who is a member of the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame, is also considered a Founding Member of the collegiate hall, but has not yet been enshrined.

Christian LaettnerLaettner Selected to Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame

DURHAM, N.C. (GoDuke.com) - Christian Laettner was announced as one of eight individuals to be enshrined in the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2010 class on Wednesday.

Laettner is one of 13 Duke players to have their jersey number retired in the rafters of Cameron Indoor Stadium. He helped lead the Blue Devils to four straight NCAA Final Fours, including national championships in 1991 and 1992. The 1992 National Player of the Year and three-time All-America, Laettner averaged 16.6 points and 7.8 rebounds for his career. His 2,460 points and 1,149 rebounds in his career rank third all-time at Duke while he holds the school record with 713 career made free throws.

As a junior, Laettner was named second team All-America, MVP of the Final Four, ACC Athlete of the Year, first team All-ACC and to the All-Midwest Regional team. He averaged 19.8 points, 8.7 rebounds, had 75 steals, 44 blocked shots and a .575 field goal percentage. He followed his terrific junior season with an even better senior campaign, averaging 21.5 points, 7.9 rebounds, had 74 steals, 32 blocked shots and a .575 field goal percentage. He was named National Player of the Year, ACC Player of the Year, ACC Athlete of the Year, ACC Tournament MVP and MVP of the East Regional.