Virginia's Staley Headed to Hall of Fame

Former University of Virginia star Dawn Staley is headed to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

In her four years at UVa, Staley was a member of three Final Four teams, including a championship game appearance in 1991, where she was named Most Outstanding Player. She was named National Player of the Year in 1991 and 1992 and was a three-time All-American.

Staley finished her career as the only player in ACC history to record more than 2,000 points, 700 rebounds, 700 assists and 400 steals. She is one of three players at Virginia to have her jersey retired.

In April 2008, Staley was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame. She is currently the head women's basketball coach at the University of South Carolina.

Staley is joined by Rick Pitino, who will coach Louisville in the NCAA championship game Monday night. The class of 2013 also includes former NBA stars Bernard King and Gary Payton, former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian, North Carolina women's coach Sylvia Hatchell, and former University of Houston coach Guy Lewis.

The inductions will take place in Springfield, Mass. in September.


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