2016 National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Induction Celebration

 November 2016

Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland


Corporate Partner Information: Packages are available and include both tickets to the VIP Reception and the Induction Ceremony.

Media: Media that wish to cover the Hall of Fame Induction will require a credential.

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The National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2015

Rolando Blackman, Player, Kansas State

  • Averaged 15.2 points, five rebounds and two assists for coach Jack Hartman at K-State
  • Three-time Big 8 All-Conference player and player of the year in 1980
  • Named to all-time all-Big 8 first team in 1996


Quinn Buckner, Player, Indiana

  • Three-year captain in four seasons playing for coach Bob Knight
  • Career record of 108-12 with the Hoosiers, including 59-5 in conference play
  • Member of the 1975-76 IU team which was the unbeaten NCAA champion, the last team to finish without a loss
  • Won a gold medal on the 1976 U.S. Olympic team

Don Donoher, Coach, Dayton

  • Spent his entire 25-year coaching career with Dayton (437-275, .614)
  • His Flyers earned eight NCAA tournament berths with seven NIT appearances
  • Guided Dayton to the NCAA championship game in 1967 but lost to John Wooden-coached UCLA
  • Assistant coach to Bob Knight on the 1984 gold medal U.S. Olympic team

C. Felton “Zip” Gayles, Coach, Langston

  • Coached briefly at Tennessee A&I and Arkansas A&M before moving on to a long career at Langston
  • Coached football and basketball at Langston, with two National Negro championships in each sport
  • With legendary ball handler Marques Haynes, guided his team to a streak of 51 consecutive wins
  • Trailblazer for integration tried to organize a game with Henry Iba’s Oklahoma A&M team but request was rejected by the A&M Board of Regents

John Havlicek, Player, Ohio State

  • Played three seasons for coach Fred Taylor at Ohio State
  • Two-time All-America (third team 1960, second team 1961)
  • Helped Buckeyes to their only NCAA title with a 25-3 record in 1960
  • Career record of 78-6 at Ohio State. Averaging 14.6 points and 8.6 rebounds


Lou Henson, Coach, Hardin Simmons, New Mexico State and Illinois

  • Won almost 800 games in stints at three schools
  • Guided New Mexico State to the NCAA Final Four in 1970
  • Spent 21 seasons at Illinois and is all-time leader in wins with 423
  • Coached the Illini to the Final Four in 1989, one of just two Illinois teams to achieve that honor

Ed Ratleff, Player, Long Beach State

  • Played for coach Jerry Tarkanian at Long Beach State
  • Appeared in NCAA tournament in each of his three seasons
  • Earned All-America recognition in 1972 and 1973
  • Two-time Conference player of the year


Charlie Scott, Player, North Carolina

  • Played four seasons for coach Dean Smith at North Carolina
  • Two-time All-America selection and 1970 ACC Athlete of the Year
  • First African-American scholarship athlete for the Tar Heels
  • Helped Carolina to a pair of Final Four appearances and is sixth in career scoring for UNC