NJCAA 2017 Men’s Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame Induction Weekend

NJCAA 2017 Inductees
NJCAA 2017 Men’s Basketball Hall of Fame Inductees  (L) Craig Tucker and (R) Eddie Robinson  – Picture by Dr. Yvette Collins

I attended the NJCAA 2017 Men’s Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame All-Star weekend, which was held Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29, 2017, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The weekend began Friday evening with the NJCAA Men’s Basketball Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at 6:00 p.m. in the Orleans Arena.

This year’s Hall of Fame inductees were former Trinity Valley (Texas) and Brown Mackie (Kansas) forward Eddie Robinson, former Coffeyville (Kansas) guard Craig Tucker, current Lansing (Michigan) head coach Michael Ingram, Joliet (Illinois) head coach Joe Kuhn and former Vincennes (Indiana) sports information director Robert Stevens.

Each inductee was given the opportunity to speak during the ceremony. The inductees and keynote speaker, Bo Ryan gave outstanding speeches that inspired and motivated the 2017 All-Star players and guest.

My cousin Craig Tucker one of the 2017 inductees gave an outstanding speech that really touched my heart. He shared a very touching personal story that encouraged the All-Star and high school players to attend class, study, maintain a high GPA (grade point average), stay out of trouble and work hard.

The All-Star game was held the following day on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at 4:30 p.m. During halftime the inductees received their Hall of Fame ring and plaque. It was an exciting weekend!

I truly enjoyed watching the All-Star game with my family, it brought back fond memories of me being a high school Varsity cheerleader and watching my cousin’s play Varsity basketball.

Congratulations to the NJCAA 2017 Men’s Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame inductees.

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