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Former Piston Ben Wallace headlines latest CIAA Hall of Fame Class

Former NBA All-Star and Defensive Player of the Year Ben Wallace is among the latest class of inductees in the CIAA Hall of Fame. The conference announced that the former Virginia Union star will be inducted into the hall of fame on Friday, Feb. 29th at the Charlotte Convention Center along with eight others.

These presidents, former student-athletes, officials, and administrators are not only outstanding individuals, but also have made an immeasurable impact at their respective institutions and on the conference as a whole,” said Jacqie McWilliams – CIAA Commissioner.

Other members of the 2015 class include

-Dr. Allix B. James, former Virginia Union President
-Dr. Charles Lyons, Jr, former Fayetteville State president
-Dr. Sunday Adesuyi, former administrator at Saint Paul’s College
-James Battle, former director of athletics at Virginia Union University
-Dr. Peggy Green, former administrator and current instructor at Fayetteville State University
-Larry Rose, former basketball official
-Thomas Blue, former basketball standout at Elizabeth City State University,
-Terrence Warren, former track and football standout at Hampton University

Wallace spent his last two seasons at Virginia Union, helping the team to the Division II Final Four as a junior in 1994-95. Undrafted, he signed with the Washington Bullets in 1996 before becoming an important part of the Pistons teams that dominated the NBA’s Eastern Conference in the mid-2000s.

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