The Pac-12 Conference will honor 12 former student-athletes with inductions into the Men’s Basketball Hall of Honor. The induction will occur on March 14 during a ceremony before the semifinal games at the Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament.
The individuals to be inducted are: Luke Walton (Arizona), Verl Heap (Arizona State), David Butler (California), Ken Charlton (Colorado), Frederick Jones (Oregon), Lee Harman (Oregon State), Mark Madsen (Stanford), Tyus Edney (UCLA), Wayne Carlander (USC), Billy McGill (Utah), Brandon Roy (Washington) and Ed Gayda (Washington State).
Luke Walton, Arizona
Walton is the only player in program history to record 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 500 assists. He earned five All-America honors over the course of his tenure in Tucson from 2000-03.
Verl Heap, Arizona State
Heap, who passed away on Christmas Eve in 2008, was a veteran of World War II and one of the most successful high school hoops coaches in Arizona history. After the war, he returned to Arizona State and led the Sun Devils in scoring in the 1945-46 season, averaging 15.0 points per game.
Dave Butler, California
Butler leads the Bear for career games started with 113. He finished his career fourth on the school’s all-time rebounding list with 814 boards, and seventh in scoring with 1,291 points.
Ken Charlton, Colorado
Charlton lead Colorado to back-to-back Big Eight Conference titles, two top-10 national rankings and NCAA Championship berths during his time at Colorado from 1961-63.
Frederick Jones, Oregon
Former NBA Slam Dunk champion Frederick Jones led Oregon to its first outright Pac-10 regular season title in 63 years in 2002. He also led the Ducks into the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament that season.
Lee Harman, Oregon State
Harman, 1957-59, receivied first-team All-Pacific Coast Conference and second-team All-America honors as a senior. He was also named the Most Valuable Player of the 1958 Far West Classic.
Mark Madsen, Stanford
Madsen, who starred from 1997-2000, earned All-America honors in each of his final two seasons while helping lead Stanford to four NCAA Tournament appearances, including the 1998 Final Four.
Tyus Edney, UCLA
Edney, 1992-95, earned All-Pac-10 Conference honors in each of his final three seasons. He helped UCLA advance to four NCAA Tournaments, capped by winning the 1995 NCAA title during his senior season.
Wayne Carlander, USC
Carlander, 1982-85, scored 1,524 points over the course of his career, which is currently ranked fifth all-time in school history. He was a two-time All-America honorable mention selection.
Billy McGill, Utah
Rumored to be the originator of the jump hook, McGill played for the Utes from 1960-62. He was a two-time All-America selection and led the nation in scoring as a senior, recording 38.8 points per game.
Brandon Roy, Washington
Roy, 2003-06, finished his collegiate career as the 14th highest scorer all-time with 1,477 points. He led the Huskies to the NCAA Tournament for three-straight years, including UW’s first-ever No. 1 seed in 2005.
Ed Gayda, Washington State
Gayda, 1947-50, served as the captain of the 1950 Pacific Coast championship team that finished the year ranked No. 18 nationally. Gayda is still ranked among Washington State’s top-10 all-time scorers.
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