Pac-10 Basketball Hall of Honor to Induct 2005-06 Class
Nov. 4, 2005
The Pac-10 Conference will honor 10 former student-athletes with their induction into the Pac-10 Hall of Honor during the 2006 Pac-10 Tournament.
Those individuals to be inducted include; Damon Stoudamire (Arizona), Lionel Hollins (Arizona State), Andy Wolfe (California), Jim Loscutoff (Oregon), Ralph Miller (Oregon State), Adam Keefe (Stanford), Don Barksdale (UCLA), Dennis 'Mo' Layton (USC), Steve Hawes (Washington) and James Donaldson (Washington State).
A two-time All-American, Damon Stoudamire helped Arizona to a pair of Pac-10 championships (1993, 94) and a Final Four appearance in 1994. He was a three-time All-Pac-10 selection and the 1995 Pac-10 Co-Player of the Year. Stoudamire finished his career as a Wildcat ranked fourth on the school's career scoring list (1,849 points), fourth in steals (174), second in assists (663) and first in three-point field goals made (272) and attempted (677). He was just the second player in Conference history to score at least 1,800 points, dish out 600 assists, and grab 400 boards in a career. In the 1995 season, he led the Pac-10 in both scoring (22.8 points per game) and assists (7.3 assists per game). Stoudamire is the only Wildcat to score 40 or more points in a game twice, amassing 45 at Stanford and 40 at Washington State. He scored in double figures 84 times in his collegiate career, including 36 games with 20 or more points. Stoudamire was drafted in the first round (seventh overall) by the Toronto Raptors and was named the 1995-96 NBA Rookie of the Year.
Lionel Hollins was inducted into the Arizona State Hall of Fame as a charter member in 1975 after a solid career that saw his Sun Devil teams post records of 18-9 in 1974 and 25-4 in 1975. Overall, the Sun Devils were 43-13 (.768) in Hollins' two years and tied for the Western Athletic Conference title in 1975 with a 12-2 league record. In 1975, Hollins earned Sporting News All-American first-team honors as he led Arizona State to the Sweet 16. He scored 951 points in his 56 career games, fourth in school history for two-year players, while his 388 field goals made is a two-year Sun Devil record. Hollins also led the Devils in scoring, averaging 17.3 points his junior season and 16.7 his senior year, earning team MVP both seasons. In 1975, Hollins was picked sixth overall in the NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers, the third-highest selection of a Sun Devil in history. He earned a spot on the 1976 All-Rookie team, and in his second season, he helped the Blazers win their only NBA championship.
The first Golden Bear to score 1,000 points in a career, Andy Wolfe led California to a combined 75-26 record and a 1946 NCAA Final Four appearance. As a sophomore in 1946, Wolfe averaged a team-high 13.4 ppg, earning him All-Conference honors. Cal won 27 of 30 regular-season games that year, nabbing the Pacific Coast Conference's Southern Division crown. The Bears then beat Northern Division champion Idaho twice in a three-game series to claim the overall PCC title, with Wolfe scoring a game-high 19 points in the final game. His performance earned Cal their first ever NCAA Tournament appearance. The following year, Wolfe set Cal's all-time scoring record with 726 career points. Wolfe, who was named All-PCC a second time, helped the Bears finish 20-11 in 1947. As a team captain in his senior season, Wolfe averaged 12.1 ppg for his third All-PCC honor. He also was named to the consensus All-America second team. Cal finished 25-9 in 1948, capturing the PCC Southern Division title with an 11-1 Conference mark. Wolfe finished his collegiate career with 1,112 points. After he graduated, Wolfe played AAU basketball for Stewart Chevrolet in San Francisco, earning All-American honors in 1950. Later, Wolfe served as a probation officer. He earned a law degree from the University of San Francisco and practiced in Oakland until his retirement several years ago. Wolfe was inducted into the Cal Athletic Hall of Fame in 1987.
'Jungle' Jim Loscutoff spent just two seasons as an Oregon Duck, but established several season and career rebounding records, and still ranks among the top four on both the Ducks' career and the single-season rebounds lists. In 1951, his first season at Oregon, Loscutoff proceeded to set a then-Oregon single-season record by grabbing 398 rebounds. He averaged 10.1 points and 12.8 rebounds per game that year. Loscutoff spent three years away from the hardwood, serving in the U.S. army during the Korean War, but then returned for his senior season in 1954-55. That year, Loscutoff averaged 19.6 points and 17.2 rebounds per game, an Oregon record that still stands to this day. His rebounding average in 1954-55 also holds as the Pac-10 record for highest rebounding average in a season. On January 28, 1955, Loscutoff grabbed a school-record 32 rebounds in a 82-71 win over Brigham Younge. He surpassed his 1951 rebound total with 448, a mark that is still second all-time. Loscutoff earned Pacific Coast Conference Northern Division first team honors. His 846 career rebounds ranked second at Oregon following his senior season, and only two men, Greg Ballard (1,114) and Max Anderson (860), have passed that mark since. He still holds the Oregon career rebound average record at 14.8 boards per game. Following college, Loscutoff became the highest NBA Draft pick in school history, going to the Boston Celtics with the fourth pick of the first round. He spent nine seasons (1956-64) as a key role player on seven Boston Celtic NBA championship teams under Red Auerbach (1957, 59-64). In 1980, he was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame.
The second all-time winningest coach at Oregon State, Ralph Miller and the Beavers won 359 games from 1971-89. He coached five Oregon State teams that were ranked in the Top 10, and the 1981 Beavers had possession of the No. 1 ranking for eight weeks. He led Oregon State to four Pac-10 Championships (1980, 1981, 1982, 1984), eight NCAA Tournament berths, and three NIT appearances. Miller coached 21 All-Pac-10 selections, including consensus All-Americans Steve Johnson and Gary Payton. The two-time Conference Coach of the Year also was named Associated Press Coach of the Year in 1981 and 1982. He received District 8 Coach of the Year nods five times, and was named NIT/Kodak Man of the Year in 1988. He received the Slats Gill Award (1980, 1981) for outstanding coach or administrator of any Oregon-based team on any level. Miller retired as the sixth all-time winningest basketball coach with 674 victories, including his years at Wichita State (1952-64) and Iowa (1965-70). In 1988, Miller was inducted into the James Naismith Hall of Fame and received the NABC Hillyard Golden Anniversary Award in 1997 for 50 years of service. Oregon State has named its basketball floor in his honor.
A three-time all-Conference selection in each of his three seasons on the Farm, Adam Keefe's name appears in the Stanford record-book 38 times. He still tops the Stanford's list in career rebounds (1,119) and is second in career points (2,319). His career scoring average of 18.6 ppg is fourth best in Cardinal history. Keefe holds the Pac-10 record for career free throw attempts with 886, and he led the Conference in rebounding three of his four years at Stanford. He was named to five All-America teams in 1992, where he averaged a Stanford single-season record 25.3 ppg. During his years on the Farm, Keefe and the Cardinal appeared in two NCAA and two NIT tournaments, including a 1991 NIT title, where Keefe was named tournament MVP. He joined Lew Alcindor, Patrick Ewing and David Robinson as the only players in NCAA history to record 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and shoot 60 percent from the field. Keefe, who graduated from Stanford with a degree in Political Science, was a first round draft pick in 1992 (10th overall) by the Atlanta Hawks. Keefe appeared in all 82 games for the Hawks his rookie season, and after two seasons in Atlanta, he became a key member of the Utah Jazz. Most notably, Keefe and the Jazz appeared in the 1997 and 1998 NBA Finals against the Chicago Bulls. He was inducted into the Stanford Athletic Hall of Fame in 2000.
Following in the steps of his close friend and mentor, Jackie Robinson, Don Barksdale enrolled at UCLA in February, 1943. He played in five games, scoring 65 points for a 13.0 average. Against USC, he scored 18 points and helped the Bruins snap a 42-game losing streak to their cross-town rivals. His collegiate career was interrupted by a stint in the military during World War II, but while in the Army, he continued to play basketball and compete in track & field. At the 1944 National AAU Outdoor, he placed first in the hop-step-and jump (47-3), second in the high jump (6-5) and fifth in the broad jump (22-8). As a basketball player at Camp Ross in 1946, Barksdale established the then-national scoring record (1,288 points), while averaging 23.8 points a game and leading Camp Ross to a 35-2 record. Barksdale returned to UCLA and in 1947, he led the Pacific Coast Conference (Southern Division) in scoring (16.5 ppg) and helped the Bruins to their second division championship and first Conference playoff. He became UCLA's third All-American (Helm's Athletic Foundation) for men's basketball. Barksdale was the school's and nation's first African-American All-American in the sport. After his successful collegiate career, Barksdale returned to the East Bay where he broke the color barrier for National AAU Basketball and played for the Oakland Bittners. Barksdale and his team finished second in the 1948 National AAU tournament and that year he was selected as the first African-American to compete on the 1948 Olympic basketball team. As co-captain, Barksdale led his team to an undefeated 12-0 run to capture the Gold Medal at the Games in London. Barksdale returned to the AAU in 1949, since the NBA prohibited African-Americans from playing within the league. But, in 1951, he became a professional, entering as one of the first African-Americans to play in the NBA, with the Baltimore Bullets as a 29-year-old seasoned rookie. In 1953, Barksdale was the first African-American selected to play in an NBA All-Star Game. In 1952-53, Barksdale was Baltimore's leading scorer (13.8) and No. 2 rebounder (9.2). He played with the Boston Celtics from 1953-1955 and retired from pro basketball with severe ankle problems after the 1955 season. He returned to the Bay Area for his post-basketball career as a well-known jazz DJ. He also became chairman of 'Save High School Sports,' an organization to raise money to pay for sports programs in school districts beset by financial difficulty. Barksdale was inducted into the UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame in 1987 and into the Oakland African-American Ethnic Sports Hall of Fame in 2001.
Dennis 'Mo' Layton, starred on one of the greatest teams in USC men's basketball history. An All-American as a senior captain in 1971, Layton and the Trojans went 24-2, only losing to eventual NCAA champion and cross-town rival, UCLA. That year, USC was not able to make a postseason run of its own, because NCAA rules only allowed the conference winners to advance to the tournament. Layton lettered in 1970 and 1971 at USC, after earning junior college All-American honors at Phoenix JC. He averaged 17.1 points while at USC, still seventh on the all-time Trojan list. Layton led USC in scoring both years (16.6 in 1970, 17.6 in 1971), once scoring 41 points against Arizona State while making 18 field goals, a school record that still stands. The lefty hit a team best 82.8% at the charity stripe in 1970. Layton went on to play in the NBA with Phoenix (1972-73), Portland (1974), New York (1977), and San Antonio (1978).
The only two-time consensus All-American in school history, Steve Hawes still holds Washington's highest career scoring average of 20.8 points per game, a record he set in his junior season (1972). Currently, he ranks sixth among all-time Huskies in career points (1,516) and rebounds (945) and is second in career rebounding average (12.9 rpg). In 1972, Hawes scored 21.7 ppg in leading the Huskies to a 20-6 record, and second in the Pac-8 behind eventual NCAA champion UCLA. The team captain, Hawes received All-Pac-8 and All-Coast honors following his last season as a Husky, in addition to his second consecutive All-America accolade. He received his first All-America award, as well as an all-district selection, in 1971. Hawes led Washington in scoring in 52 of 73 career games and out-rebounded his teammates in 62 games. Following his college career, Hawes played 12 years of professional ball, including two years in Venice (1972-74), where he was named MVP of the Italian Basketball League. Hawes came back to the states to play in the NBA, with Houston (1974-75), Portland (1975-76), Atlanta (1976-82), and Seattle (1982-84). He served as an assistant coach at Seattle University from 1988-89 and was a part-time assistant for the Huskies in the 1989-90 season.
James Donaldson continues to hold numerous positions in the Washington State record books. Donaldson, who played for 2004 Pac-10 Hall of Honor Inductee George Raveling, holds Cougar records for blocked shots in a game (10), season (82 in 1978) and career (176). His 3.03 bpg in the 1978 season and his 2.10 bpg in his career are all-time bests at Washington State. Donaldson holds nine other positions on either the school's single-season or career top-10 lists. A four-year letterwinner (1976-79), Donaldson was an All-Pacific-8 second team selection in 1978. He was twice named the winner of Washington's State's Jud Heathcote Award for Inspiration and was dubbed team captain in his senior season. During his career in Pullman, the Cougars averaged 18 wins and finished in the upper division of the Pacific-8 Conference each season. Donaldson was picked in the fourth round, 73rd overall, by Seattle in the 1979 NBA Draft. He spent his career with the SuperSonics, San Diego/Los Angeles Clippers, Dallas Mavericks, New York Knicks and Utah Jazz. During his 14-year career in the NBA, Donaldson scored over 8,000 points, grabbed almost 7,500 boards, and made over 1,400 blocks. His 57.1 career field goal percentage still ranks sixth all-time. As a Maverick, Donaldson was named an All-Star in 1988.