Edwin B. Henderson — who is known as the “Grandfather of Black Basketball” — has been elected into the Basketball Hall of Fame! The announcement was announced yesterday!
In 2011, these five new committees were established to each directly elect one nominee into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. This change was made to ensure that the Hall of Fame maintains a strong focus on presenting accurate historical information while utilizing voting specialist who are intimately familiar with the special category they have been assigned to evaluate. These five directly elected individuals have officially been elected into the Basketball Hall of Fame and will be a part of the Enshrinement Ceremonies in
September. Henderson was selected from the Early African American Pioneers Committee
The entire Class of 2013 will be announced on Monday, April 8 at a news conference in Atlanta prior to the NCAA’s Men’s Championship game. A Finalist needs 18 of 24 votes from the Honors Committee for election into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The Class of 2013 will be enshrined during festivities in Springfield, Mass. on Sunday, September 8.