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Gus Johnson

Following graduation in 1958 from Central High School where he made All-City and All-District and was Player of the Year, he stayed out of school a year before going to Boise Junior College and then Idaho University where the laurels continued to pile up. Drafted by Baltimore, he moved right into NBA stardom - once getting 44 points against San Diego and grabbing 36 rebounds against the New York Knicks. He was a member of the 1971 Baltimore team that made the World Championship finals but, lost to the Milwaukee Bucks. Five times he was named All-Pro and averaged better than 17 points a game during his pro career.

Inducted 1974 | Basketball