Oregon Hall of Fame Coaching Staff
Hall of Fame Inductee
|Position:||Hall of Fame Inductee|
|Other Position:||2002 Inductee, Menís Basketball (1982-85)|
Few big men have played such a dominant role in Oregon history as the Auburn, Wash., native who was a three-time Pacific-10 Conference all-league choice and team MVP. Completing his collegiate career as one of only five players in school history to rank among top-five in career scoring (4th, 1,554 pts.) and rebounding (10th, 673 reb.), the Ducks’ single-game (8 vs. Davidson, 1984), season (42, 1983-84) and career (116) blocked shots leader ranked fourth in the Pac-10 in scoring his senior year (16.1 avg.) while averaging a league-best 18.4 points in conference play. Scoring a career-high 37 points as a sophomore vs. Washington State, the seven-foot center recorded the third-best single-game field goal percentage (.540) in the Ducks’ history during the 1982-83 season. He was honored as an all-District 14 selection following his senior year. One aspect that was never questioned was his durability as he started all 114 games as a collegian. Following the completion of his Oregon career, he was the 15th player taken in the first round of the 1985 NBA draft by Denver before completing an eight-year NBA career in Atlanta. He enjoyed his finest year as a professional during 1987-88, starting the final 43 games of the season and averaging 12.7 points per game to lead the Nuggets to the Midwest Division title.