Jan. 26, 2011
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -
The Pac-10 Conference will honor 10 former student-athletes with their induction into the Pac-10 Men's Basketball Hall of Honor during the 2011 Pacific Life Pac-10 Men's Basketball Tournament.
Those individuals to be inducted include: Michael Dickerson (Arizona), Isaac Austin (Arizona State), Bob McKeen (California), Charlie Warren (Oregon), Charlie White (Oregon State), Brevin Knight (Stanford) Don MacLean (UCLA), Harold Miner (USC), Todd MacCulloch (Washington) and Ray Sundquist (Washington State). The induction ceremony will take place on Saturday, March 12 during the Pac-10 Hall of Honor breakfast.
Michael Dickerson, Arizona - Dickerson finished his Wildcat career as an All-American, multiple All-Pac-10 honoree, scoring leader and, most importantly, national champion. He led the team averaging 18.0 points per game as the Wildcats claimed the 1997 National Championship, and was also the leading scorer of the 1998 squad that won 30 games. Dickerson finished his career as Arizona's fifth all-time leading scorer with 1,791 points, which still ranks eighth on the list. Dickerson is one of three players in program history to score 600 or more points in two separate seasons, joining Sean Elliott and Damon Stoudamire. He played in 130 games during his four-year career (1994-98), averaging 13.8 points per game, while the Wildcats posted a 106-27 (.797) record during that span. Dickerson earned third team All-America honors by the Associated Press and Basketball Times in 1998. He was a finalist for the 1998 USBWA Player of the Year Award as well. Dickerson was also a first team All-Pac-10 selection in 1997 and 1998. As a junior, Dickerson was an Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America selection. Dickerson scored 20 or more points on 36 occasions in his career, including seven games with 30 or more points. He scored in double figures 83 times. A first-round pick (No. 14 overall) by the Houston Rockets in the 1998 NBA Draft, Dickerson went on to earn second team all-rookie honors in 1998-99 and play five seasons in the league.
Isaac Austin, Arizona State - Austin led the Sun Devils to their first NCAA Tournament bid and winning season in 10 years during the 1990-91 campaign. The Sun Devils went 35-16 (.687) in Austin's two years in Tempe (1989-1991). During those two seasons, Austin averaged 15.0 points and 7.4 rebounds per game in 61 games. As a senior, he led Arizona State in scoring (16.3 ppg) and rebounding (8.7 rpg). Austin was an All-Pac-10 selection in 1991. He was selected by the Utah Jazz in the second round (48th overall) of the 1991 NBA Draft. During his rookie year, the Jazz went 55-27, winning the Midwest Division title for the first time since 1989 and advancing to the Western Conference Finals for the first time. The recipient of the NBA's Most Improved Player Award in 1997 with the Miami Heat, Austin retired after playing nine seasons with teams including the Jazz, Heat, Philadelphia, Los Angeles Clippers, Orlando, Washington and Vancouver/Memphis. He recorded 3,000 points and 200 blocks in his NBA career.
Bob McKeen, California - McKeen, a 6-7 center for the Golden Bears from 1952-55, played for two of the most notable coaches in Cal history - Nibs Price and Pete Newell - and finished his career as the school's all-time leading scorer, setting a record that stood for more than 30 years. McKeen averaged 15.5 points per game over his four-year career and finished with 1,654 points, nearly 400 points more than any Bear up to that time. The mark remained atop Cal's scoring chart until 1987 when Kevin Johnson tallied just one point more. Now seventh on the scoring list, McKeen remains the school's all-time leading rebounder with 1,019 and is the only player in Cal history to grab more than 1,000 boards. He averaged 9.7 per game over 105 games played and snared at least 240 rebounds every season. McKeen was the first Cal player to score at least 30 points five times and tallied a then-school record 40 points at Utah as a junior. His 36 points versus UCLA in 1955 continue to be the most by a Bear in any game against the Bruins. McKeen was named All-Southern Division four times and an All-American on three occasions. He was named to the second team as a sophomore and the third team his junior and senior years. McKeen was inducted into the Cal Athletic Hall of Fame in 1989. Following his Cal career, McKeen was drafted in the first round by the NBA's Minneapolis Lakers, but turned down the offer of $6,500 per year and instead enrolled in graduate school at Cal to pursue a master's degree in business administration. He later became a member of the Oakland City Council from 1960-64. He passed away on December 31, 1999.
Charlie Warren, Oregon - Warren still stands among Oregon's all-time leading scorers, with his 22.2-point scoring average only being surpassed twice over the last 30 years. He finished his career (1959-62) with 1,301 points, one of only 29 Ducks to eclipse the 1,000 point mark. His point total currently ranks 16th in the Oregon annals. A tenacious rebounder, Warren pulled down 730 rebounds, ninth-most in Oregon history, and averaged 9.1 boards per contest in his 80 games. Warren averaged a double-double in each of his last two seasons, averaging 17 points to go with 10.3 boards per game as a junior. He closed out his career averaging 22.2 points and 10.2 rebounds per game as a senior en route to earning All-America honors. Despite possessing the elite talent to play professional basketball, Warren enlisted in the Army and moved onto private business after his collegiate days. During the 2009-10 season, Warren was brought back to Eugene for the ceremonial final games at McArthur Court. He was named the Ducks' honorary captain for the Arizona State game.
Charlie White, Oregon State - White was one of the first to be inducted into the Oregon State Sports Hall of Fame after a successful career as a Beaver. White captained the 1966 Oregon State team that won the Conference title, marking the only time in a span of 18 years that UCLA did not claim the league crown. White was named All-Conference and Oregon State MVP en route to earning All-America honors after averaging 11.7 points and 6.6 rebounds per game. The 1966 Beavers led the nation in scoring defense and defeated a Houston team led by Elvin Hayes in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. With White leading the way, Oregon State posted a 21-7 overall record, went 12-2 in league play and won the Far West Classic title. White graduated from the College of Business with degrees in personal administration and industrial relations. He has the distinction of being the first African American to ever play basketball for Oregon State.
Brevin Knight, Stanford - Widely considered the best point guard in Stanford men's basketball history, Knight was instrumental in elevating the Cardinal to national prominence. A three time All-Pac-10 First Team selection, Knight earned first team All-America honors as a senior following the 1996-97 season. Knight played in 115 games and made 114 starts from 1993 to 1997 and finished his career as the school's all-time leader in assists (780) and steals (298) while ranking as the program's fourth-best all-time leading scorer (1,714). A dynamic open court player, he directed Stanford to three NCAA Tournament appearances and one NIT berth during his career. A native of East Orange, N.J., Knight participated in 28 games as a freshman, averaging 11.1 points and 3.9 rebounds per game while dishing out 150 assists and coming up with 77 steals. His assists and steals totals, along with 916 minutes played, still stand as freshman records. During his sophomore year, Knight averaged a career-high 16.6 points per game along with 3.9 rebounds per game. He shot a career-best 45.5 percent from the floor. As a junior, Knight averaged 15.5 points and 3.8 rebounds per game, reaching the 200-mark in assists for the first time in his career with 212 handouts that season. Knight shot 84.8 percent from the free-throw line, a career best. As a senior, Knight averaged 16.3 points and 3.7 boards per game. His 83 steals and 234 assists were career bests, leading the Cardinal to its first Sweet 16 appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
Don MacLean, UCLA - MacLean, a four-year starting forward, is the leading scorer in both UCLA and Pac-10 Conference history. During his Bruin career, MacLean played in 127 games and finished with 2,608 points. MacLean is one of just three Bruins to average over 20 points per game during his career (20.5 ppg), trailing only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (26.4 ppg) in that category. He also grabbed 992 rebounds to rank fifth on the career rebounding list. A prolific shooter, MacLean ranks No. 1 at UCLA in career free throws made (711) and attempted (827) and is second with his .860 free throw percentage. He is also tied for first with Abdul-Jabbar with 943 career field goals. As a freshman in 1988-89, MacLean averaged 18.6 points and 7.5 rebounds and helped lead UCLA to the NCAA Tournament. As a sophomore, the Bruins advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 for the first time since 1980 as MacLean recorded 19.9 points and 8.7 rebounds per game. During his junior campaign, MacLean led the Bruins in scoring for a third-straight year with 23.0 points per game while averaging 7.3 rebounds. His 714 points that year rank sixth in program history. In his final season, MacLean averaged 20.7 points, second on the team, and 7.8 rebounds as UCLA won its first Pac-10 title since 1987 and advanced to the Elite Eight for the first time since reaching the 1980 NCAA Championship game. MacLean was a first team All-Pac-10 honoree in each of his final three seasons and was also a second team All-America selection. The 19th selection in the 1992 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons and then traded to Washington, MacLean played nine seasons in the NBA, averaging 10.9 points and 3.8 rebounds. MacLean is now a television broadcaster for Fox Sports Net and Prime Ticket in Los Angeles and is also the analyst on Bruin basketball radio broadcasts.
Harold Miner, USC - Miner completed his three-year Trojan career atop USC's all-time scoring list with 2,048 points, which also ranked 10th in the Pac-10 at the time. Miner became only the second player in the Conference to score 2,000 points in three seasons. In his final season as a junior, Miner was named Sports Illustrated's 1992 College Basketball Player of the Year, the first ever honor for a USC basketball player. He also was the Pac-10 Player of the Year and earned first team All-Pac-10 honoree for the third-consecutive season. Miner finished fourth in the balloting for both the Wooden Awards and the Naismith Award. He was a consensus first team All-American, receiving honors from the Associated Press, NABC, Scripps Howard News Service, Kodak Coaches, U.S. Basketball Writers, Basketball Weekly and Basketball Times. Miner was the first Trojan to earn first team All-America recognition since Gus Williams in 1975. That year USC earned a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Miner scored 789 points as a junior, averaging 26.3 points to lead USC and the Pac-10 in scoring. Miner finished the season ranked seventh among Division I players. He was also the top rebounding guard in the Pac-10 for the second-straight year, averaging 7.0 rebounds per game. Miner set 13 USC records during the 1992 season, including the most 30-point games in a season (11) and career (18). Miner was taken 12th overall in the 1992 NBA Draft by the Miami Heat.
Todd MacCulloch, Washington - When MacCulloch left campus in 1999, he was one of the greatest centers to wear the Husky uniform and challenged many of the school's all-time records. Standing a 7-0 and 280 pounds, MacCulloch was the Huskies' main cog from 1996-99 and led the team to NCAA Tournament appearances his junior and senior seasons. He averaged 18.6 points and 9.7 rebounds per game in 1998 when Washington advanced to the Sweet 16 before falling to Connecticut on a last-second shot. As a senior, MacCulloch averaged 18.7 points and 11.9 rebounds, the seventh-highest rebound average in a single season. MacCulloch was twice named first team All-Pac-10 and Playboy All-American during his career. He joined Jerry Lucas as just the second player in NCAA history to lead the nation in field goal percentage for three-consecutive seasons. MacCulloch ended his UW career as the school's all-time field goal percentage leader (.664), second in blocked shots (142) and fifth in total points (1,743) and rebounds (985). His yearly field goal averages rank as the top four all-time single-season marks in school history. MacCulloch's eight games with 30 or more points is second all-time among Husky players. After completing his UW career, MacCulloch was a second round draft pick (47th overall) by the Philadelphia 76ers and played four years in the NBA.
Ray Sundquist, Washington State - Sundquist was the captain of the 1941 Cougar team that reached the finals of the NCAA Tournament. Sundquist was an outstanding playmaker and scorer at guard on the Washington State team that set a Pacific Coast Conference record by winning 13-consecutive conference games. The Cougars won the Northern Division title that year with a 13-3 record and defeated Stanford for the PCC title. Washington State defeated Creighton and Arkansas for the Western NCAA title before falling to Wisconsin, 39-35, in the national championship. Sundquist was named to the Helm's Foundation All-America team after the 1941 season. He was a first team All-Northern Division and All-PCC honoree that year. Sundquist was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and Crimson Circle, the senior scholarship service honorary. He was also senior class president. Following his career as a Cougar, Sundquist served in the Army from 1943 to 1946 in the South Pacific following World War II, attaining the rank of Captain. He received the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Philippine Liberation Medal, Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, American Theatre Service Medal, Army Commendation Ribbon and the World War II Victory Medal. A prominent businessman in the Grays Harbor area of Washington for many years, Sundquist also owned the popular Misfit Restaurant in Pullman during the 1970s. He was inducted into the WSU Athletic Hall of Fame in 1979. Sundquist passed away on August 11, 1990, at the age of 71.