Team held its annual end of the season banquet at the Omni Hotel on April 8.
Six Friar greats became members of the Friar Legends Forever tradition on Feb. 11.
College To Honor Otis Thorpe, Bruce “Soup” Campbell, Doris Burke, Lou Lamoriello, Ron Wilson and Cammi Granato As They Join The Friar Legends Forever Tradition
Six former Friars will be honored at halftime of the men’s basketball game on Feb. 11.
Honors were announced at annual team banquet.
Chris Clark also was honored as the longtime voice of the Friars.
Wilkens was drafted sixth overall by the St. Louis Hawks in the 1960 NBA Draft. He played for the Hawks (1960-1968), Seattle SuperSonics (1968-1972), Cleveland Cavaliers (1972-1974) and Portland Trail Blazers (1974-1975).
Wilkens placed second to Wilt Chamberlain in the 1967-1968 MVP balloting. He was a nine-time NBA All-Star and was named the 1971 NBA All-Star Game MVP in 1971. He led the league in assists in the 1969-70 season, and at the time of his retirement, Wilkens ranked second on the all-time assists list, behind only Oscar Robertson.
He is also one of the all-time winningest coaches in NBA history, amassing 1,315 wins over 33 seasons. In 1979, Wilkens guided the Seattle Supersonics to the NBA title, one of six franchises he coached during his career. Named head basketball coach for the United States in 1996, Wilkens led the team to a gold medal at the Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Ga. He was the first PC player to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. He is one of the few people to be inducted into the Hall of Fame as a player and a coach.
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