Hall of Fame enshrines Dr. Dunkenstein

03/25/2014 03:57 PM

Darrell Griffith, who led the University of Louisville to their first national championship in 1980, will be part of the 2014 class that will be inducted into the college basketball hall of fame.

The 2014 class also includes Duke’s Grant Hill, LSU’s Shaquille O“Neal and former coaches Dale Brown and Gary Williams among others. The induction ceremony will be Nov. 23 in Kansas City. Tickets for the event go on sale in September.

Griffith, who is originally from Louisville, played at Male High School before attending UofL. Griffith has a long list of accomplishments including being named the Sporting News Player of the Year, 1st Team All-American selection and the Final Four’s Most Outstanding Player in part for his 23-point performance in the championship game against UCLA.

Griffith finished his career as Louisville’s career scoring leader with 2,333 points. Griffith’s number 35 jersey was retired as well. Louisvillians who travel the Watterson Expressway get a glimpse of Dr. Dunkenstein ever day as his image adorns a building at the Newburg Road exit.

After graduating from Louisville, Griffith went on to have an extremely successful pro career with the NBA’s Utah Jazz.


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