"Pistol" Pete MaravichBasketball, 1980
LSU/NBA

Inducted: 1990

  • One of the greatest scorers in college basketball history at LSU, he played five years for the New Orleans Jazz in the NBA.
  • Averaged over 20 points per game in each of his seasons in New Orleans, including a league-leading 31.1 points per game in 1976-77.
  • Also averaged more than five assists in each of his Jazz seasons, including dishing out 6.7 per game while averaging 27.0 points for the 1977-78 season.
  • Selected for five all-star games in his 10-year NBA career, including three while with the Jazz, before injuries cut his career short.
  • Ranks sixth in NBA history in career free-throw percentage at .870 (through 2013).
  • During his collegiate years at LSU, average 44.2 points per game for his three-year varsity career (leading the country in scoring each year) while earning Associated Press National Player of the Year honors in 1970.
  • His 3,667 career points are still in the all-time record for Division I basketball despite only having three years of eligibility.
  • His jersey #7 was retired by the New Orleans Jazz/New Orleans Pelicans in 1985 and he was inducted into the NBA Basketball Hall of Fame in 1987.
  • A two-time winner of the Corbett Award (1968, 1969) - presented by the Sugar Bowl to the top amateur athlete in the state of Louisiana.
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