Melvin Booker
Melvin Booker

Event:
Basketball

Hall of Fame Class:
1999



He was the catalyst for Missouri's 14-0 run through the Big Eight Conference in 1994, and eventual advancement to the "Elite Eight" round of the NCAA Tournament. He was an all-Big Eight selection as a junior and senior, averaging 15.8 and 18.1 points per game, respectively, and was a first-team all-American in 1994. He ranks fifth in school history in scoring (1,697 points) and second in both three-point field goals (183) and assists (488). He scored his career high of 35 points in two of Mizzou's biggest victories of the 1993-94 season - 81-74 over fourth-ranked Kansas in Lawrence, and 109-96 over Wisconsin in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The Moss Point, Miss., native set a school record with 13 assists in the Tigers' triple-overtime victory over Illinois in St. Louis in 1993. Since completing his college career, Booker has played professionally in both the NBA and CBA.

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