The Stanford Cardinal and California Golden Bears have rich basketball traditions full of excellent players. Over the years, many have left their mark on the program. There are always the select few who rise above and beyond others, and two of them from the Bay Area will be enshrined into the Pac-12 Hall Of Honor this year: Lamond Murray and George Selleck.
Continue reading for details on the enshrinement and when the induction will take place.
From the official release out of the Pac-12:
Lamond Murray, California - Murray left Berkeley as one of the most prolific scorers in Golden Bears history. In his three seasons with Cal (1992-94), he helped his team to two appearances in the NCAA Tournament, including the Sweet 16 in 1993. The Fremont, Calif., native was a two-time All-Pac-10 first-team selection, a U.S. Basketball Writers second-team All-American and Associated Press third-team All-American.
In his first year with the program, Murray scored 13.8 points per game and bumped it up to 16.2 points per game during conference play. His efforts earned him Pac-10 All-Freshman recognition in 1992. As a sophomore, Murray averaged 19.1 points per game en route to a 21-9 season for the Bears. The forward had his most productive season as a junior when he averaged a then-school-record 24.3 points per game to lead the conference in scoring. Murray still holds several school records, including most 20-point games in a season (23) and a career(46), most consecutive double-figure scoring games (51) and most points in a season (729 in 1993-94).
He finished his college career with 1,688 points-which broke Kevin Johnson's precedent of 1,655 points and was a school record at the time-and an average of 19.2 points per game. Murray declared for the 1994 NBA Draft after his junior year and went to the Los Angeles Clippers as the seventh overall pick. He split 11 seasons in the NBA (1994-2006) among the Los Angeles Clippers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Toronto Raptors and New Jersey Nets.
George Selleck, Stanford - When Selleck played his final game with the Cardinal, he ended his collegiate career as one of the best point guards the program had ever seen. In his three seasons with Stanford (1954-56), he scored 1,004 career points, making him just the third player in program history to reach the 1,000-point plateau. He is now one of 39 players in school history to achieve the 1,000-point milestone.
During his debut season in 1953-54, Selleck averaged 15.1 points and 3.8 rebounds, earning him recognition by United Press International as an honorable mention All-American. The following year, the Compton, Calif., native contributed an average of 11.3 points on 41.4 percent shooting and 3.8 rebounds per game. Selleck rounded out his career in 1955-56 as Stanford's team captain and leading scorer with 16.0 points per game, and brought down a career-best 5.5 rebounds per game. He was named an All-Pacific Coast Conference selection and an honorable mention All-American by United Press International and International News Service at season's end. For his Stanford career, he averaged 13.8 points and 4.2 rebounds per game.
Selleck was drafted in the fifth round of the 1956 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia Warriors. He is also a member of the Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame. Selleck went on to coach at Stanford and at the high school level, and was twice named Los Angeles Times Coach of the Year. He is now an author and accomplished sports educator.
A big congratulations to both players. They will officially be introduced to the Hall Of Honor during the week of the Pac-12 Conference Tournament. A