May among 2017 College Basketball Hall of Fame inductees

Scott May, one of the leaders on Indiana’s undefeated 1976 national championship team, will be inducted to the National College Basketball Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2017.

May is the latest Hoosier to be enshrined in the hall, joining former teammate Quinn Buckner, Isiah Thomas, Walt Bellamy, Bob Knight and Branch McCracken and Everett Dean.

May helped the 1976 Hoosiers to a 32-0 record and a place in college basketball lore as the most recent Division I program to complete an undefeated season. He was the National Association of Basketball Coaches, Naismith, AP, Helms Foundation, Rupp and Sporting News National Player of the Year 1976. May was also a consensus All-American in 1975 and 1976, ending his Indiana career with 1,593 points.

He was drafted second overall in 1976 by the Chicago Bulls and went on to play seven seasons in the NBA.

May is part of an induction class that includes Wake Forest’s Tim Duncan, Winston-Salem State’s Cleo Hill, Purdue’s Rick Mount, Creighton’s Paul Silas, Gonzaga’s John Stockton and Duke’s Jay Williams and former Wisconsin, Milwaukee and Wisconsin-Platteville coach Bo Ryan.

The induction celebration will take place at the Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland in Kansas City on Sunday, Nov. 19.


  1. Cool. I was fortunate enough to have watched his last two years at IU as a student. The amazing thing about those teams was that they had so much talent that Scott May was considered ‘one’ of the best player on the team but, if you asked the room, lots of people would have considered someone else as the best player on the team.

    They were that good.

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