Raveling Inducted Into The Basketball Hall Of Fame|
Feb. 14, 2015
Former USC men's basketball head coach George Raveling was elected into the Basketball Hall of Fame today (Feb. 14).
Raveling coached at USC from the 1986-87 season through the 1993-94 season, taking the Trojans to two NCAA Tournaments. He also earned national coach of the year honors in 1992 and 1994. His best team was the 1992 Trojans which went 24-6 and reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament, falling 79-78 to Georgia Tech on a long three-pointer just before the buzzer. That team was led by All-American Harold Miner who became USC's all-time leading scorer.
Raveling was the first black head coach in what is now the Pac-12 Conference.
Raveling was one of five people who were "direct elects" into the Hall of Fame this year. He will be inducted as a "contributor," a catch-all category that also includes former Trojan Tex Winter who was inducted in 2011. Raveling joins Winter, Jack Gardner, Sam Barry, Bill Sharman and Alex Hannum as Trojans in the Basketball Hall of Fame.