Jack Waters To Be Honored As An SEC Basketball Legend
Jack Waters

Feb. 16, 2012

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Former Ole Miss great Jack Waters is the Rebels' representative in the class of 2012 Allstate® SEC Basketball Legends that will be honored at the SEC Men's Basketball Tournament March 8-11 at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, La.

"The Allstate® SEC Basketball Legends Program allows us to honor our past and show everyone why the SEC is one of the nation's premier basketball conferences," said SEC Commissioner Mike Slive.

A second-team All-America pick and three-time first-team All-SEC selection, Waters scored 1,384 points in three years with the Ole Miss Rebels (1959-61), while averaging 19.5 points, including 20.4 points his senior season. At the conclusion of his collegiate career, Waters ranked first in career scoring average and second in career points at Ole Miss. He set three Ole Miss sophomore scoring records with 446 points in 24 games, averaging 18.6 points and ranking third in the SEC in scoring that season.

Inducted into the Ole Miss Athletics Hall of Fame in 1990, Waters was selected to the Ole Miss All-Century team in 2009. Waters, who played one season with the NBA Cincinnati Royals, enjoyed a 45-year coaching career, which saw him work at almost every level, including head coaching positions at Georgia State and Delta State.

The 2012 class also includes Jack Kubiszyn, Alabama; Nolan Richardson, Arkansas; Chris Morris, Auburn; Mike Miller, Florida; Willie Anderson, Georgia; Adrian "Odie" Smith, Kentucky; Chuck Evans, Mississippi State; Henry Martin, South Carolina; Gene Tormohlen, Tennessee; Drew Maddux, Vanderbilt.

Each SEC Basketball Legend will be recognized at halftime of his institution's first game at the tournament.

Highlighting the schedule of events at the Sunkist Soda SEC FanFare will be appearances by selected legends. FanFare will be open Thursday-Saturday, March 8-10.

This marks the 14th year of the SEC Basketball Legends program.

Past SEC Basketball Legends from Ole Miss include John Stroud (1999), Don Kessinger (2000), Denver Brackeen (2001), Joe Gibbon (2002), Carlos Clark (2003), Gerald Glass (2004), Coolidge Ball (2005), Sean Tuohy (2006), Elston Turner (2007), Joe Harvell (2008), Keith Carter (2009), Cob Jarvis (2010) and Bob Weltlich (2011).

 

 

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