Dikembe Mutombo, who registered 3,289 blocks during his NBA career, is among the 11-member Class of 2015 selected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, which was announced Monday.
Mutombo, who played 18 NBA seasons and was an eight-time All-Star selection and four-time NBA defensive player of the year, will be enshrined along with Spencer Haywood, Celtics star Jo Jo White, former WNBA star Lisa Leslie, coach John Calipari and longtime NBA referee Dick Bavetta.
Former Celtics coach Tom Heinsohn, former coach George Raveling, ex-Kentucky and ABA star Louis Dampier, Australian player and coach Lindsay Gaze and John Isaacs, an ex-player who will be inducted posthumously, were previously announced during NBA All-Star Weekend.
Candidates needed at least 18 of 24 votes from the honors committee to be inducted. The enshrinement ceremony is Sept. 11 in Springfield, Massachusetts.
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