Baylor Joins C. of I. Hall of Fame
The year was 1954 and a young basketball player named Elgin Baylor was tearing up the twine for the College of Idaho basketball team. Elgin Baylor was averaging nearly 33 points per game and 19 rebounds a contest, some heady numbers indeed. Baylor played just one season the Coyotes but what a season!
Baylor is already in the NBA Hall of Fame but now he is being honored by being inducted into the College of Idaho Hall of Fame some 40 years after his induction into the NBA shrine.
Elgin Gay Baylor, born September 16, 1934 played 13 seasons in the NBA for the Minneapolis and Los Angeles Lakers.
Baylor appeared in eight NBA finals and was renowned for his acrobatic maneuvers on the court. The No. 1 draft pick in 1958, NBA Rookie of the Year in 1959, and an 11-time NBA All-Star, he is regarded as one of the game's all-time greatest players.