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Georgetown great joins an elite NBA class

The Georgetown Hoyas are no strangers to producing top notch big men and Alonzo Mourning is a perfect example. Alonzo Mourning was officially inducted to the NBA Hall of Fame last week.

Moments in Alonzo Mourning's career
Moments in Alonzo Mourning's career
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Alonzo mourning, from Chesapeake Virginia, played for the Hoyas from 1988 to 1992. During his 4 years at Georgetown, according to hoyabasketball.com, Alonzo mourning scored over 2000 points with an average of almost 17 points per game. The 6’10” center also managed to grab 1,032 rebounds averaging 8.6 rebounds per game and blocked 453 shots.

In the 1992 NBA draft, Alonzo Mourning was the 2nd overall pick behind the big man great, Shaquille O’Neal. Despite all of the great centers the 80’s and 90’s produced like Patrick Ewing, another Georgetown standout, Akeem Olajuwon, David Robinson, Dikembe Mutombo, and Brad Daugherty, Mourning was still able to make his mark in the NBA as one of the best.

Alonzo Mourning began his career in Charlotte averaging 21 points per game during his 3 seasons with the Hornets. He played most of his NBA career with the Miami Heat along with a couple of stops in New Jersey and played 37 games for the Toronto Raptors during the 2004-2005 season. Mourning sat out the entire 2002-2003 season due to kidney disease treatment. During his 16 year career, Alonzo Mourning averaged 17.1 points per game, 2.8 blocks per game, and 8.5 rebounds per game.

Other members of the 2014 NBA Hall of Fame class reported by NBA.com include Mitch Richmond who played for the Sacramento kings, Sarunas Marciulionis who played for the Golden State Warriors, and David Stern who was the NBA Commissioner for 30 years.