In the movie, Hoosiers, "Shooter" called basketball  "the greatest game ever invented."

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Sheetz - more than just a convenience store-- refuel your car,  refresh your body--and now "just another reason to stop by!"

Other special Hall of Fame categories:

..........All-State Teams, 1938 to 1956
Basketball Twins
------Best male players under  5'10" to play the game
------- Coaching Records
------"Dynamic Duos"
--------Players scoring 50 or more in one game
------Memorable games in Pennsylvania

------Miscellaneous Records (Team and Individual)
-------Overtime  Records
...PCIAA Records (Catholic Champions from 1943 to 1973)
...PIAA  Records (Champions from 1920 to 2004)
--------2000 Point Scoring Club
.........Teams, The best teams in Pennsylvania basketball
.........Three Point Records

Above (left to right), Coach Pete Carril, Coach Marty Benkovic
and a sketch by Dick Dornish.

The Basketball Hall of Fame was created for the Pennsylvania Basketball Website
and can be found at   (All Contents on this site are  © 1996)


Hall of Fame Board of Directors
E-mail Hall of Fame nominations to Executive Director, Bill Gaffey,
or to Associate Director, Anthony Labriola,

Dave Burman,    Lewistown (105.5 WCHX)
Jack Davis,                   Effort
Bill Flaherty,                 Erie
Doug Gaffey,               Ridgway
Anthony  Labriola,             Altoona
Steve Lloyd,                 Scranton (WNEP TV)
Jack McCloskey,         Boyertown
Craig "Sparky" Noll,   Hershey
Edward A. Owens,    Uniontown
Dr. Scarlett Rehrig,    Blakeslee
Jerry Shenk,    Manor Township, Lancaster County
Patty Sload,                Dunmore
Bud Tangert,              Lititz
Wayne Walters,        Mt. Joy
Jim Raykie,      Sharon  (Sharon Herald)



Jim Raykie, Sports Editor
Sharon Herald

Certificates are now being printed to recognize those who have been chosen, example HERE
Special contributors credit:
Paul Luchter <>, 568 Rockville Court, Oceanside, NY 11572  medium
Tom Taylor <>
1353 Jill Drive, Hummelstown, PA  17036-- large. 
Bud Tangert, 446 S. Walnut St.,  Liitiz, Pa 17543. (x-lg)
Dave Burman, 16 Open Hearth Manor, 350 8th Street Ext., Lewistown, PA. 17044--Cell phone (717-363-6285)
brian I. Wiley, 239 Kirbys Landing Ct, Odenton, Md 21113--2XL
Mal Van Meer, 295 Klaskanie Ave., Astoria, Oregon, 97103--3X
John Harris, 308 Glen Avenue, Elmira, NY  14905  xxl

Notes we receive:

Do not know how long Hall  site has existed which could account for players and teams I would expect to find not inducted. Recently sent my disgust on the absence of Duquesne greats Dick Ricketts and Si Green from Basketballs Hall of Fame to Pittsburgh sports writers,especially when comparing to some inductees. In addition to several time,first team All Americans,they were the most unselfish team players I ever saw. As Ricketts was from Pennsy,I expected  to find him in your Hall. Additionally,I would have expected to find  the great State champ  Wampum teams  of coach Henning with Rich and Ron Allen,and  Plymouths Ted Dwyer, who was All American  Chet Fortes fellow guard at Columbia for several years ; (called the best tandom of guards in the East) by the number 1 college basketball magazine in the country.  Ron Mayer from state champ Avalon(and runner up previous year) and Duke univ. and Joe Holup (from Swoyersville and George Washington) are certainly worth consideration,as are All State  Bobby Mullery (92 pts in one game) and his undefeated1958 state champ St.Vincents of Plymouth team.  Hope some of those  making choices for the Hall were around in the 50s, Thanks for your time.
william buckley -, 2/25/07