Three former Celtics - Ray Allen, Charlie Scott and Dino Radja - head a star-studded Class of 2018 who'll be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in September in Springfield. t
The Hall class was announced Saturday. It includes NBA stars Steve Nash, Grant Hill and Maurice Cheeks as well as former Maryland coach Lefty Dreisell and women's stars Tina Thompson and Katie Smith and former NBA executive Rod Thorn.
Allen was part of the Celtics' Big Three, with Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, who led Boston to its 17th NBA championship in 2008. He's the NBA's all-time leader in 3-pointers, a 10-time All-Star and one of the greatest shooters in basketball history. After his controversial free-agent departure from the Celtics, he won a title with the Miami Heat in 2013, a championship run which included his series-turning 3 in Game 6 of the Finals.
At UConn, Allen won National Player of the Year honors in 1996. Listen below to Allen's thoughts on his time in Boston in the Celtics Talk Podcast or click here.
This man rewrote the record books as one of the greatest shooters in @NBA history. He currently holds the record for most three-point field goals made at 2,973. We congratulate 2x NBA Champion Ray Allen. #18HoopClass— Basketball HOF (@Hoophall) March 31, 2018
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After starring at North Carolina, Scott, a five-time All-Star, played in the ABA and NBA from 1970-80. He was with the Celtics from 1975-78 and with Hall of Famer Jo Jo White formed the backcourt for Boston's 1976 NBA champions, coached by Tommy Heinsohn.
He had both an incredible career in the ABA and the @NBA and was a member of the @celtics championship team in 1976. We congratulate 5x All-Star Charlie Scott. #18HoopClass— Basketball HOF (@Hoophall) March 31, 2018
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Radja, who played for the Celtics from 1993-97, is best known for his play in Europe. He's a two-time EuroLeague champion who was voted one of FIBA's 50 greatest players.
He dominated the International game for decades and led his team to several 🏆 in the Euro League, Yugoslav League, the Greek League and the Croatian League. We congratulate one of FIBA’s 50 Greatest Player’s (‘91) Dino Radja. #18HoopClass— Basketball HOF (@Hoophall) March 31, 2018
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The enshrinement ceremony will be Sept. 8 at the Hall in Springfield.