Marcus Camby Inducted Into UMass Hall Of Fame
Sept. 10, 2010
AMHERST, Mass. -- John Calipari called Marcus Camby "one of the Top 10 college basketball players of all-time." On Friday night, he was inducted into the UMass Athletic Hall of Fame. Camby spoke about "coming home to UMass" and all of the special memories he made while playing in Amherst.
One of the most decorated athletes UMass has ever produced, Marcus Camby is among the top basketball players in the school's storied history. Camby was named the Naismith National Player of the Year in 1996 in leading the Minutemen to the NCAA Final Four and a 35-2 record, the most successful season in program history. He was named a consensus first-team All-American that season as he averaged 20.5 points to lead the Atlantic 10. Camby was named to the ESPN Silver Anniversary All-Time Atlantic 10 Team in 2004. In his three seasons at UMass, he was a two-time NABC All-District selection and Atlantic 10 First-Team pick twice. The Minutemen won the Atlantic 10 regular-season and tournament championship in each of his three seasons. He was named the Atlantic 10 Freshman of the Year in 1994. He left UMass as the school's all-time leading shot blocker in a career (336) and single-season (128). Camby scored 1,387 points in his career to rank in the top 10 after his final season in maroon & white. He was the highest NBA Draft Pick in UMass history, being taken second overall by the Toronto Raptors in 1996. He has gone on to play in the NBA with the New York Knicks, Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Clippers and is currently with the Portland Trailblazers.
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