Pittsburgh Basketball Club Hall of Fame Class chock-full of big names
Some of the region’s all-time great basketball names will be honored by the Pittsburgh Basketball Club as part of its Silver Anniversary Hall of Fame Class.
The honorees include:
Coaches Division -- John Calipari (Moon, Clarion, Kentucky); Sean Miller (Blackhawk, Pitt, Arizona); Archie Miller (Blackhawk, North Carolina State, Indiana).
Legends Division -- T.J McConnell (Chartiers Valley, Arizona, NBA); DeJuan Blair (Schenley, Pitt, NBA).
Lifetime Achievement Award/Contributors Division -- Sonny Vaccaro (Trafford, founder of Dapper Dan Roundball Classic, big wheel in the shoe game); Pat DiCesare (Trafford, founder of Dapper Dan Roundball Classic, DiCesare-Engler Productions).
Legends Division -- Simmie Hill (Midland, West Texas State, ABA); Norm Van Lier (Midland, St. Francis, NBA); Dick DeVenzio (Ambridge, Duke); Kenny Durrett (Schenley, LaSalle); Robert “Jeep” Kelly (Schenley, UNLV); Maurice Lucas (Schenley, Marquette, ABA, NBA); Nathan “Sonny” Lewis (Schenley, Pitt, Point Park); Armon Gilliam (Bethel Park, JC All-American, UNLV, NBA); Marc Marotta (Central Catholic, Marquette); Warner Macklin (Fifth Avenue, CCAC, Point Park).
The who’s who group will be recognized Sept. 1 during a brunch at Rivers Casino. Tickets are limited and will not be sold at the door.