Dropping Dimes Advisory Board Member and ABA great Spencer Haywood and ABA All-Star Louie Dampier made it into the 2015 Class of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.
Spencer Haywood, a Detroit Native, was a dominate force in the ABA, NBA, and helped lead the U.S. to an Olympic Gold Medal in 1968. In the ABA, Haywood averaged 30 points and 19.5 rebounds per game. In 1970 Haywood earned the ABA All-Star game Most Valuable Player award in front a national audience on CBS (see more facts about Haywood’s career here).
An All-American out of the University of Kentucky, Louie Dampier went on to become the ABA’s all time leader in points scored, three-pointers attempted, three pointers made, assists, games played, and minutes played. Hands down, Dampier was one of the most proficient basketball players there has ever been (see more facts about Dampier’s career here).
Be sure to see what the media is saying about this year’s class of basketball all-stars:
- Spencer Haywood gets into Basketball Hall of Fame – Detroit Free Press
- Why did Indy’s Louie Dampier Miss His Hall of Fame Call? Vacuuming – Indy Star
- Basketball Hall of Fame 2015: Complete List of Inductees for this Year’s Class – Bleacher Report
- Mutombo, Haywood, White Among 2015 Inductees – NBA News
- Dikembo Mutombo, Spencer Haywood, and Jo Jo White elected to Hall of Fame – NBC Sports