Ed Lewis Inducted into Pac-10 Hall of Honor Tonight

March 9, 2005

Los Angeles - Ed Lewis, a 6-foot-5 center at Oregon State University from 1931-33, will be inducted into the Pacific-10 Conference's Hall of Honor on Wednesday night at a ceremony prior to the start of the Pac-10 Tournament.

Lewis played for legendary coach Amory 'Slats' Gill. He earned All-American and All-Pacific Coast Conference honors in 1933 after leading Oregon State to the league title. It was OSU's first league title in any sport. The Oregon Journal named Lewis the top player in the Pacific Northwest between 1900-1950.

As a prep star, he led Washington High School of Portland to the 1928 state championship. He is a member of the State of Oregon, OSU Athletic and Portland Interscholastic League Halls of Fame.

OSU's annual basketball leadership award is named in his honor.

The Beavers' previous inductees are Gary Payton (2002), Slats Gill (2003) and Mel Counts (2004).

The other inductees at tonight's ceremony are: Pete Williams (Arizona), Joe Caldwell (Arizona State), Darrall Imhoff (California), Blair Rasmussen (Oregon), Rich Kelley (Stanford), Gail Goodrich (UCLA), John Rudometkin (USC), Jack Nichols (Washington) and Gene Conley (Washington State).

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