HOF: The Beginning

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The South Dakota High School Basketball Hall of Fame will soon announce its inaugural Class of 2010. The Hall of Fame will hold its first annual induction banquet on March 27 at the Dakota Prairie Playhouse in Madison.

The principle of the Hall of Fame is to record and preserve the history of outstanding players and teams from across the state of South Dakota. The game of basketball has been enjoyed by so many South Dakotans, and we feel we must never lose the history and intrigue of the people involved. We must always remember.

The Hall of Fame will recognize boys and girls players who have been outstanding on the hardwood and who will someday be considered legends of the game. Their names and accomplishments will be etched onto plaques which will be on display at the Hall of Fame for future generations to witness.

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  • Bill Cushing


    Enjoyed your Fall Newsletter, very interesting and informative to a Hoops follower from the fifties. There seems to be a lack of outstanding players from the Reservations. Not knowing the criteria for Hall entry I maybe have overlooked something. But can not believe that the likes of Freddie Knife, Chester Condon, Melvin Bagola, Robert Mandan, Eugene Red Bird, and many others from Pine Ridge, Red Cloud, Crow Creek and others, don’t deserve some recognition for their contributions to the inspiration to other future reservation kids. Heroes seem to be missing from these confinements and with alcohol, drugs and suicides being so prevalent I’m sure any signs of hope would be helpful.


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