Basketball | Iverson Inducted to Hall of Fame

Allen Iverson, former Georgetown basketball player and NBA star, was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Monday.

Iverson played for the Georgetown men’s basketball team under then-Head Coach John Thompson Jr. from 1994 to 1996.

In his two-season career on the Hilltop, he led Georgetown to two Sweet 16 appearances and helped bring Georgetown to the Elite 8 in his sophomore season.

At Georgetown, Iverson averaged over 20 points per game during both his freshman and sophomore years. The guard dished out 4.5 assists per game his freshman year and 4.7 assists per game his sophomore year.

After an impressive collegiate career, Iverson was selected first overall in the 1996 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers.

Iverson stayed with the 76ers for 10 years, racking up impressive numbers throughout. Iverson led the 76ers to the NBA finals in the 2000-01 season, a year when he was also named MVP. Statistically, his career peaked in the 2005-06 season when Iverson averaged 33 points per game.

Iverson went on to play briefly with the Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons and Memphis Grizzlies. He returned to the 76ers to finish off his NBA career in the 2009-10 season.

At the time of his retirement, Iverson was an 11-time All-Star who had become one of the most decorated former Hoyas in NBA history.

In an Instagram posted by Dikembe Mutombo (CAS ’91) on Monday evening, the fellow former Hoya wrote, “I am so proud of [Iverson] for making it to the Hall of [Fame] 2016. I am happy to call you: teammate, brother, and friend. We are Georgetown.”
Iverson was inducted into the Hall of Fame alongside NBA legends Shaquille O’Neal and Yao Ming and current Michigan State Head Coach Tom Izzo.

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