Tamika Catchings was named a finalist for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, as announced over the weekend during the NBA All-Star events.
The class of finalists include four players and four coaches, including Kobe Bryant. The other finalists are Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, Eddie Sutton, Rudy Tomjanovich, Kim Mulkey, and Barbara Stevens.
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Catchings is a 10-time WNBA All-Star and four-time Olympic gold medalist. She is considered by many to be the greatest female player of all time.
"When the nominees for the Class of 2020 were announced in December, we knew this had the potential of being one of the most historic of all time," said Chairman of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Jerry Colangelo. "The untimely passing of Kobe Bryant has left us in a state of reflective mourning and we are proud to honor his legacy while also recognizing seven other individuals who have meant so much to our game. We congratulate our finalists and those who have supported them on their journeys ans we look forward to revealing the Class of 2020 at the Final Four."
The 2020 Hall of Fame Class will be officially announced on April 4 at 11:00 am EST on ESPN during the men's NCAA Final Four in Atlanta, Georgia. In order to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, a finalist will need 18 of 24 votes from the Honors Committee. The official 2020 class will be enshrined on the August 28-30 weekend in Springfield, Massachusetts.
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