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Bryant  Stith

Bryant Stith

Our next inductee is a native of Lawrenceville, VA, and first made a name for himself at Brunswick High School, where he was a three-time All-State basketball star.  He went on to a college career at the University of Virginia, where he was successful from his first game.  As a freshman, this 6’5” shooting guard averaged 15 points per game, and earned ACC Rookie of the Year honors. 

During his time with the Cavaliers, he was named to the All-ACC team three times, and also received an All-American honorable mention.  He helped lead the team to three NCAA tournament appearances, then an NIT title his senior year.  He was Most Valuable Player of that tournament.

This inductee graduated as the Cavaliers’ all-time leader in scoring (2,516 points), minutes (4,391) and free throws made (690).  He also finished second on the Cavaliers’ all-time rebounding list with 859 boards, and #4 on the all-time ACC scoring list.

His impressive play earned him the MVP Award at the NBA’s predraft Orlando All-Star Classic in April 1992, and he became the first-round pick of the Denver Nuggets (13th pick overall).  He scored 20 points and had four steals in his NBA debut, a double-overtime victory against the San Antonio Spurs.  Over 10 years in the NBA, he played with Denver, Boston and Cleveland, and averaged 10 points per game, despite numerous injuries.