KU Legend Jo Jo White Elected To Basketball Hall Of Fame | KCUR

KU Legend Jo Jo White Elected To Basketball Hall Of Fame

Apr 6, 2015

Jo Jo White
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Legendary Kansas University basketball player Jo Jo White will be inducted in to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the hall announced Monday.

White, who played guard at KU from 1965-69, was a two-time All America at Kansas. He also led the U.S. Olympic team to a gold medal at the 1968 games in Mexico City.

Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, White had a long NBA career with the famed 1970s Boston Celtics. He was a seven-time NBA All-Star with the team and helped the Celtics to two league championships, in 1974 and 1976.

White will join 10 others in the 2015 Hall of Fame class, including NBA star Dikembe Mutombo, WNBA legend Lisa Leslie and college coach John Calipari.