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UNLV's Larry Johnson Named to College Basketball Hall of Fame

Former Rebels Star to Be Enshrined in November

April 02, 2019 - 10:56 am

LAS VEGAS (KXST) - Former UNLV two-time All-American Larry Johnson will be enshrined this fall in the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame class of 2019. 

Johnson and seven others will be part of a ceremony November 24 in Kansas City.  The Hall announced the entire class via Twitter Tuesday.

Johnson spent two seasons with the Runnin’ Rebels, averaging more than 21 points and 11 rebounds per game.  Johnson played in two Final Fours, winning a national championship with UNLV in 1990.  He won four major collegiate player of the year awards in 1991 and was the Big West Player of the Year in 1990 and 1991.  The Charlotte Hornets selected him with the no. 1 pick in the 1991 NBA Draft.   UNLV retired his number and made him part of the school’s Hall of Fame in 2002.

Three coaches and five players make up this year’s class.  Duke’s Shane Battier, Providence’s Ernie DiGregorio, Purdue’s Terry Dischinger and Stanford’s Todd Lichti join Johnson in the player group, joined by coaches Homer Drew of Valparaiso, Lute Olson of Arizona and Utah’s Rick Majerus.