SEC Announces 2014 Allstate Basketball Legends
Jan. 22, 2014
COLUMBIA, S.C. - The Southeastern Conference released its 2014 Allstate SEC Basketball Legends today, where it was announced that Gamecock great Gary Gregor will be South Carolina's legend for 2014.
Featuring former greats from all 14 Southeastern Conference member institutions, the 2014 Allstate® SEC Basketball Legends will be honored at the SEC Men's Basketball Tournament March 12-16 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Ga.
Gregor, a 2003 inductee into the South Carolina Athletics Hall of Fame, led the Atlantic Coast Conference in rebounding and earned all-conference honors in 1967 and 1968. He averaged 15.6 points and 12.6 rebounds per game during his career in the Garnet and Black and was a first-round draft pick of the Phoenix Suns and went on to earn NBA All-Rookie honors. During his time in the NBA he played for the Suns, the Atlanta Hawks, the Portland Trail Blazers and the Milwaukee Bucks, and he also spent time with the ABA's New York Nets.
"The Allstate® SEC Basketball Legends Program allows us to honor our past and show everyone why the SEC is one of the nation's premier basketball conferences," said SEC Commissioner Mike Slive.
The 2014 class includes Eddie Phillips, Alabama; Clint McDaniel, Arkansas; Gerald White, Auburn; Greg Stolt, Florida; D.A. Layne, Georgia; Tony Delk, Kentucky; Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf (Chris Jackson), LSU; Ansu Sesay, Ole Miss; Erick Dampier, Mississippi State; John Brown, Missouri; Gary Gregor, South Carolina; Dr. Ed Wiener, Tennessee; Dr. John Thornton, Texas A&M; Matt Freije, Vanderbilt.
Each SEC Basketball Legend will be recognized at halftime of his institution's first game at the tournament. This marks the 16th year of the SEC Basketball Legends program.