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John Stockton to be inducted into WCC Hall of Honor

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 10:21 p.m.

John Stockton speaks during a news conference in 2015 when he joined the Montana State women’s team as an assistant coach. Stockton’s daughter Lindsay played for the Bobcats. (Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez / AP)
John Stockton speaks during a news conference in 2015 when he joined the Montana State women’s team as an assistant coach. Stockton’s daughter Lindsay played for the Bobcats. (Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez / AP)

John Stockton, former Gonzaga University great and NBA Hall of Famer, will be inducted into the West Coast Conference’s Hall of Honor class in March as part of WCC Tournament festivities in Las Vegas.

Stockton was the first player in GU history to reach 1,000 points and 500 assists. He was named 1984 WCC player of the year after leading the conference in scoring, assists and steals as a senior.

He ranks 22nd in scoring and fourth in assists on Gonzaga’s all-time lists.

Stockton became the first Zag drafted in the first round when Utah took the Gonzaga Prep product with the 16th overall pick. He was a 10-time NBA All-Star in 19 seasons with the Jazz.

Stockton earned two gold medals playing for Team USA in the 1992 and 1996 Summer Olympics. He was named one of the NBA’s Greatest 50 players and was inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame in 2009.

The 10 members of the 2017 WCC Hall of Honor class will be inducted on March 4 at the Orleans Hotel.

Also selected were: Tina Gunn Robison, Brigham Young, women’s basketball; Paul Westhead, Loyola Marymount, men’s basketball; Jennifer Joines Tamas, Pacific, volleyball; William “Bird” Averitt, Pepperdine, men’s basketball; Shannon Mac Millan, Portland, women’s soccer; Mark Teahen, Saint Mary’s, baseball; John Cunningham, San Diego, baseball; Brittany Lindhe, San Francisco, women’s basketball; and Dick Davey, Santa Clara, men’s basketball.


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