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Terry Dischinger Named to College Basketball Hall of Fame

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The big man becomes the 6th different Purdue representative to be called.

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The College Basketball Hall of Fame has only been round since 2006, but it already has a strong Purdue presence. We even have the rare distinction of having a member inducted twice, once as a player and once as a coach. The following members have already been inducted into the Hall of Fame, which is located in Kansas City:

John Wooden (Player) - 2006

John Wooden (Coach) - 2006

Charles “Stretch” Murphy (Player) - 2006

Ward “Piggy” Lambert (Coach) - 2006

Gene Keady (Coach) - 2013

Rick Mount (Player) - 2016

Today we found out our sixth member as Terry Dischinger was named to the 2019 class as a player.

Dischinger currently ranks sixth in school history with 1,979 points, second in rebounds with 958, and had the most double-doubles with 54. From 1959-62, Dischinger averaged 28.3 points per game – the third-highest average in program history – along with a school-record 13.7 rebounds per game. He also holds the Purdue record for free throws made with 713. Dischinger earned All-Big Ten accolades in each of his varsity seasons and was a second-team All-American as a sophomore and consensus first-team All-American as a junior and senior. Dischinger was a member of the 1960 gold medal USA Basketball team and went on to win the NBA Rookie of the Year award in 1963 and make three NBA All-Star Teams.

The National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame is located inside the College Basketball Experience (CBE), a world-class experiential entertainment facility adjacent to Kansas City’s Sprint Center. The Hall of Fame’s 14thinduction celebration will precede the 2019 Hall of Fame Classic powered by ShotTracker, which will showcase Missouri, Oklahoma, Butler and Stanford competing Nov. 25-26 at Sprint Center.