Lisa Leslie elected to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Lisa Leslie is among the members of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2015. The four-time Olympic Gold Medalist (1996, 2000, 2004, 2008) and three-time WNBA MVP joins 39-year NBA referee Dick Bavetta, two-time College Coach of the Year John Calipari, four-time NBA All-Star Spencer Haywood and eight-time NBA All-Star Dikembe Mutombo. The class announcement was made at a press conference in Indianapolis, the site of the 2015 Men’s NCAA Final Four.
“The Class of 2015 is a group of outstanding individuals who represent many eras and facets of basketball,” said Jerry Colangelo, Chairman of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Board. “Their commitment to the game is undeniable and the impact they have had on others is even greater. We are very pleased to honor this remarkable group of inductees.”
The Class of 2015 will be enshrined at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. on Friday, September 11.