Feast Week is one of the best parts of the season, as the sport gets some November time in the national spotlight before ceding it back to college football and the NFL. Teams are still rounding into form, so while quality of play isn’t the best, coaches and players alike get a chance to test themselves against quality competition in neutral-site settings. Before the ball is tipped in the weeklong extravaganza of hoops, though, the festivities begin with the College Basketball Hall Of Fame enshrining its Class of 2014 in Kansas City on Sunday night. A synopsis of each of the inductees is below.
Shaquille O’Neal (LSU, 1989-92)
- No. 1 overall NBA Draft pick in 1992
- 2x consensus first team All-American (1991-92)
- AP National Player Of The Year (1992)
- 2x SEC Player Of The Year (1991-92)
- Averaged 22 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks per game
Grant Hill (Duke, 1990-94)