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Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame - Class of 2015

One of Indiana's great High School hoopsters was elected to the Naismith HOF this weekend, mainly for his ABA career - Louis Dampier.

Dampier burned up the nets at Southport HS (Indy southside) in the early 60s. He was the shooting guard paired with point guard Pat Riley (yes, that one) in the mid 60s for Adolph Rupp at Kentucky. They lost to Texas Western in that landmark 1966 National Championship game.

Dampier became a 3-point assassin for the Kentucky Colonels of the old ABA (nearly 200 made in each of two different seasons). He was of only one of two players to play with a single team for the entire history of the league. He backed up George "Iceman" Gervin with the Spurs after the merger.

Congratulations Louie!!


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