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Ed Gayda to be inducted into Pac-12 Hall of Honor

The Pac-12 conference will induct 12 former men’s basketball players , one from each member school, into the Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Hall of Honor on Friday, March 14. The induction ceremony will take place prior to the semifinal games of the 2014 Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev.

Representing Washington State will be Ed Gayda, a player for the Cougars from 1947-50. Gayda served as the captain of the 1950 Pacific Coast championship team that finished No. 18 in the country.  Gayda was drafted by the Tri-City Blackhawks, which later became the Atlanta Hawks. The Spokesman-Review named him one of Washington State’s all-time 10 greatest players.

The other 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) and Brandon Roy (Washington).

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