July 15, 2024 #1 Local News, Information and Event Source for the Century City/Westwood areas.

Former UCLA starting forward and former USC MVP among Pac-12 Basketball Hall of Honor

Pauley Pavilion is set to be ready for the start of the basketball season. (Thinkstock)
Dave Meyers and Alex Hannum were part of 12 members who were announced to be part of the 2015 Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Hall of Honor. (Thinkstock)

Dave Meyers, a starting forward on UCLA’s 1975 NCAA championship team, and the late Alex Hannum, the most valuable player on USC’s 1947-48 team, were among the 12-member 2015 Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Hall of Honor announced Wednesday.

The 6-foot-8 Meyers averaged 11.8 points per game in three seasons with the Bruins, including 18.3 as a senior during the 1974-75 season, John Wooden’s last as their coach.

Meyers was chosen by the Los Angeles Lakers with second overall choice in the 1975 NBA draft, but never played for the team as he was part of the six- player trade with the Milwaukee Bucks that brought Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to the Lakers. Meyers played four seasons in the NBA, all with the Bucks. He retired in 1980 at the age of 26.

Hannum was a Pacific Coast Conference All-Southern Division selection in the 1947-48 season. He went on to play seven teams in eight seasons in the National Basketball League and NBA.

Hannum coached five NBA teams and two in the American Basketball Association over 16 seasons. He was the only coach to coach a team other than the Boston Celtics to an NBA championship between 1957 and 1969, guiding the St. Louis Hawks to the 1958 title and the Philadelphia 76ers to the 1967 championship.

Hannum also coached the Oakland Oaks to the 1969 ABA title. Hannum was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1998. He died in 2002 at age 78.

Each of the conference’s 12 schools were represented in the Hall of Honor. The other members were Jon Brockman (Washington); Jim Davis (Colorado); Casey Jacobsen (Stanford); Jim Jarvis (Oregon State); Sean Lampley (California); Ron Riley (Arizona State); Bennie Seltzer (Washington State); the late Arizona coach Fred Snowden; Anthony Taylor (Oregon); and Danny Vranes (Utah).

Related Posts

Two Arrested in Fatal Shooting on Los Angeles Metro Train in West Adams

July 14, 2024

July 14, 2024

Suspects Have Been Charged With Murder in the Death of Juan Garcia Two suspects have been arrested and charged in...

Local Leaders and Law Enforcement React to Trump Assassination Attempt

July 14, 2024

July 14, 2024

Reactions Emphasize the Need for Unity and Safety in Our Nation  After the shocking news of the attempted assassination of...

Beloved Brentwood Monument Destroyed by Vandals on San Vincente Median

July 14, 2024

July 14, 2024

A Symbol of Community History and Dedication Found in Pieces One of Brentwood’s most cherished monuments was callously destroyed by...

Los Angeles Woman Sentenced to 35 Years to Life for Murder of Michael Latt

July 14, 2024

July 14, 2024

35 Years to Life for Woman Who Killed Social Justice Advocate Jameelah Michl was sentenced to 35 years to life...

Summer at Annenberg:Swim Daily and Watch the Sunset

July 12, 2024

July 12, 2024

By Susan Payne A unique, inclusive community destination along the Pacific Coast Highway of Santa Monica is inviting you to...

(Video) Two Different Angles of a Firecracker Being Tossed Into a Garage in Brentwood

July 12, 2024

July 12, 2024

A series of incidents where teens threw firecrackers have been happening in Brentwood since April. In this case, the firework...

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s Daughter Advocates for Long Covid Awareness and Safety Measures

July 11, 2024

July 11, 2024

Brentwood Resident Speaks Out Opposing Mask Bans, Calling for Covid Protections in County Facilities Violet Affleck, daughter of actors Ben...

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck Have Formally Listed Their $68 Million Beverly Hills Mansion For Sale

July 11, 2024

July 11, 2024

Amid Rumors, the Actors Have Placed Their Family Home on the Market Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck have officially put...

Kroger and Albertsons Reveal List of Stores to be Divested in $25 Billion Merger

July 11, 2024

July 11, 2024

Eleven Stores in West Los Angeles Among Locations to be Sold  The Kroger Company and Albertsons Companies Inc. have announced...

(Video) Renowned Soprano Singer to Make L.A. Homecoming at Broad Stage

July 11, 2024

July 11, 2024

Golda is scheduled to perform on July 13 at 8 p.m. @centurycitywestwoodnews This Saprano singer is set to take the...

UCLA Student Housing Break-In Leads to Sexual Assault Charges

July 11, 2024

July 11, 2024

Suspect Faces Up to 25 Years to Life in Prison if Convicted Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced...

Dine LA Restaurant Week Returns to Celebrate Culinary Diversity With Amazing Deals

July 10, 2024

July 10, 2024

Special Menus at Hundreds of Local Restaurants from July 12 to July 26 Dine LA Restaurant Week will be returning...

Reward Offered for Information on Abused German Shepherd Found Near Malibu Creek Canyon

July 10, 2024

July 10, 2024

Groups Seek Justice for Argon, Dog Discovered with Zip-Tied Mouth and Neck In Defense of Animals and Peace 4 Animals...

Viral Tweet Spurs Screening of Michael Mann’s Miami Vice at the Lumiere Cinema in Beverly Hills

July 10, 2024

July 10, 2024

Independent Theater to Showcase 2006 Film on July 13 Following Online Debate By Dolores Quintana Following an unexpected turn of...

LAPD Detectives and LASD Nab Group Responsible for Over 30 Residential Burglaries

July 10, 2024

July 10, 2024

“Reflector Vest Crew” Burglary Suspects Arrested in Los Angeles In collaboration with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Major Crimes...