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What you need to know about the 2018 Basketball Hall of Fame class

On Friday, 13 individuals will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

From Steve Nash to Katie Smith, here's what you need to know about each inductee...

Steve Nash

Nash is one of 13 players in NBA history to win multiple MVP awards, and he did it in back-to-back seasons. The Canadian is an eight-time All-Star and a three-time member of the All-NBA First Team.

Jason Kidd

John Stockton is the only player in NBA history to record more assists and steals in their career than Kidd. In addition to winning two Olympic gold medals and one NBA championship, Kidd is a 10-time All-Star and a five-time member of the All-NBA First Team.

MORE: How to watch the Hall of Fame ceremony

Grant Hill

After winning back-to-back titles at Duke, Hill was named the Rookie of the Year and an All-Star in his first season in the NBA with the Detroit Pistons. He went on to make six more All-Star teams in his 19-year NBA career.

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Ray Allen

Nobody has knocked down more 3-pointers in their NBA career than Allen - not even Stephen Curry. Allen won two championships and was named an All-Star 10 times in his career.

Charles Driesell

Driesell was the first coach to win at least 100 games at four different Division 1 schools. He retired with 786 wins to his name as a head coach.

Maurice Cheeks

Cheeks is a one-time champion, a four-time All-Star and a four-time member of the All-Defensive First Team. His No. 10 was retired by the Philadelphia 76ers in 1995.

READ MORE: Why Cheeks is a Hall of Famer

Tina Thompson

The first pick in WNBA Draft history, Thompson is a four-time champion and a nine-time All-Star. She was recognized as one of the 20 greatest and most influential players in league history in 2016.

Charlie Scott

In 1966, Scott became the first black scholarship athlete at the University of North Carolina . Following two seasons in the ABA, Scott became a one-time champion and a three-time All-Star in the NBA.

Dino Radja

Radja was recognized as one of the 50 greatest EuroLeague contributors of all-time in 2008. The Croatian also played four seasons with the Boston Celtics, with averages of 16.7 points and 8.4 rebounds per game.

Ora Mae Washington

Between 1932-42, Washington led the Philadelphia Tribunes to 11 straight Women's Colored Basketball World Championships as a player and coach.

Rod Thorn

Thorn has spent time as a player, coach and executive over the last 50 years. He made the All-Rookie First Team as a player in 1964 and was named Executive of the Year in 2002.

Rick Welts

Currently the President and Chief Operating Officer of the Golden State Warriors, Welts is credited with creating the NBA All-Star Weekend and helping launch the WNBA.

Katie Smith

A WNBA champion, Finals MVP, seven-time All-Star and a member of the WNBA's All-Decade Team, Smith has done it all at the professional level. She's now the head coach of the New York Liberty.

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