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Ohio's Jolliff to be Inducted into Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame

Howard Jolliff will be inducted into the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame next May.

July 30, 2012

ATHENS, Ohio - Former Ohio Men's Basketball standout Howard Jolliff is one of 11 players and coaches in the 2013 class for induction into the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame.

Jolliff, 74, helped the Bobcats win their first Mid-American Conference title in 1960, gaining first-team All-MAC honors along the way. He had a 29-point, 16-rebound performance in an NCAA Tournament win against Notre Dame that season. His 468 rebounds and 18.7 rpg average that year are still Ohio single-season marks and his 28 rebounds in a win over Kent State is the second-highest single-game total for a Bobcat.

The 6-foot-7 Jolliff was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers and spent three seasons there playing alongside Elgin Baylor and Jerry West. His rookie season was the Lakers' first in L.A. after moving from Minneapolis. During his time with the Lakers, Jolliff was coached by Fred Schaus, the father of Ohio AD Jim Schaus.

Jolliff was also a Class A second team All-Ohio selection for the 1955-56 season. He led Red Ash's Wildcats to an 18-0 record in the regular season.

Jolliff is joined by Randy Ayers, Brad Daugherty, Fran Guilbault, Kenyon Martin, Jim Morgan, Ron Niekamp, Wally Szczerbiak, Barbara Turner, Bill Uhl and Tamika Williams Raymond in the 2013 class.

Selections are made by a panel of Ohio college All-Americans, NBA Hall of Fame players and Ohio high school and college coaches, among others.The Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame and Museum recognizes outstanding players and coaches at all levels who inspire Ohio's basketball future.

The eighth annual induction ceremony will be held May 18, 2013, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.ohiobasketballhalloffame.com or contact Sheila Fox, Event Coordinator at sfox@eventinsite.com or 614-547-2160.