Willis Reed

Willis Reed, Grambling State

He was a two-time consensus first-team All-American.  He finished his career with 2,280 points for an 18.7 average and 1,851 rebounds for a 15.2 average.  He participated in three NAIA tournaments, leading Grambling to the 1961 national championship and to a third place finish in 1963.  Three-time NAIA Champion All-Tournament Team 1960, 1961, 1963. Two-time NAIA All-American 1963, 1964. He averaged 26.6 points and 21.3 rebounds (2nd in nation) in 1964; 21.2 points and 17.1 rebounds in 1963 and 17.6 points and 14.6 rebounds in 1962. He played on the USA team that won the gold medal in the Pan-American games.  He is a member of the Naismith Hall of Fame and the NAIA Hall of Fame.  2006 College Basketball Hall of Fame inductee; 1970 NAIA Hall of Fame inductee; 2012 NAIA 50th & 75th Anniversary Teams; Scored 2,280 career points for a 19.5 average; Grabbed 1,786 career rebounds for a 15.3 average; Averaged 26.6 points per game and 21.3 rebounds per game as a senior; Career shooting 58.7 percent from the field and 75.7 percent from the free throw line.

Willis Reed SCB HOF Induction