CIAA announces Hall of Fame class, headlined by Stephen A. Smith

The CIAA released its annual John B. McLendon Hall of Fame class and it is definitely one of the the more star-studded in recent history. The class is headlined by Winston-Salem State alumnus and current ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith.

Joining Smith is a pair of former Virginia Union basketball stars in Terry Davis and Derrick Johnson. Former Winston-Salem State football star and HBCU football’s all-time leading rusher Richard Huntley will also be inducted, along with former Virginia State quarterback Dr. DeWayne Jeter, former St. Paul’s basketball star LaKisha Phifer-Patterson and administrator Dr. Mickey L. Burnim.

Smith played basketball at WSSU under legendary coach Big House Gaines before injuries pushed him towards a career in journalism. He will be inducted as a supporter.

The class will be inducted in Charlotte during the CIAA Tournament on Feb. 24.

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