UCLA's men's basketball player Larry Hollyfield, who lettered on three John Wooden NCAA Championship teams (1971-73), and Bruin men's track & field jumper George Henry Brown, Jr., a member of the 1952 U. S. Olympic team, are among the inductees into the Compton Community College Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 26. The event will be held at the Lakewood Country Club beginning with a 5 p.m. reception and silent auction. The dinner and program follow at 6:30.
Hollyfield attended Compton College in 1969-70 before transferring to UCLA the following season. As a three-year letterman and 6-4 senior starting guard in 1972-73, Hollyfield helped lead the Bruins to three consecutive national championships and an overall three-year record of 89-1, including unbeaten 30-0 seasons in 1972 and 1973. During his Bruin career, he appeared in 71 games and averaged 7.9 points and 2.7 rebounds. In the 1973 NBA Draft, he was a seventh round selection by the Portland Trailblazers.
Brown attended Compton College prior to enrolling at UCLA in 1951. As a Bruin under head coach Elvin C. 'Ducky' Drake, Brown was the NCAA long jump (broad jump) champion in 1951 and 1952 and the USA Track & field long jump champion for three consecutive years (1951-53). Brown's Bruin best 26-3 ¬ľ (1952) is No. 4 on the UCLA all-time long jump list, and he was a 2007 inductee into the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame.