BROOKLYN Three players from the state of North Carolina headline the Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame class of 2017, announced Wednesday morning.Wake Forest’s Tim Duncan, Duke’s Jay Williams and Winston-Salem State’s Cleo Hill were named to the twelfth class, which will be inducted at the museum in Kansas City on Nov. 12.Duncan was a Naismith, Rupp and Wooden Award winner for Wake Forest. He was also a three-time NABC Defensive Player of the Year, a two-time ACC Player of the Year and a two-time consensus All-American. He led Wake to four NCAA Tournaments, including an Elite Eight.Duncan still holds the ACC record for career blocked shots with 481 and ranks second in Wake Forest basketball program history with 1,570 career rebounds and fourth in program history with 2,117 points. He is just one of 11 NCAA Division I players to amass over 2,000 career points and 1,500 career rebounds.Williams was a two-time All-ACC first team selection, a two-time consensus All-American, the NABC Player of the Year in 2001 andv the consensus National Player of the Year in 2002. He still ranks second in Duke history in both assists (6.0) and steals (2.2) per game, third in three-pointers made (313), fourth in total assists (644), sixth in total steals (235), seventh in scoring average (19.3) and eighth in total points (2,079). He led Duke to the 2001 national title.Hill was one of the greatest players in the history of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association. He averaged 25.4 points in his career and led Winston-Salem State to CIAA championships in 1960 and 1961.The rest of the class includes Gonzaga’s John Stockton, Indiana’s Scott May, Purdue’s Rick Mount, Creighton’s Paul Silas and coach Bo Ryan of Wisconsin.
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