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When is the 2021 Basketball Hall of Fame Ceremony? Date, time and information on Hall of Fame class

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is gearing up to honour its 16-member Class of 2021.

As planned, the 2021 Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony will be held in person in Springfield, MA, providing each enshrinee with an opportunity to deliver speeches to document and chronicle their journey to becoming some of the most important figures in the game.

When will ceremonies be held? Who makes up the 2021 Basketball Hall of Fame Class? Below, find all you need to know about the 2021 Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame.

When is the 2021 Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony?

2021 Basketball Hall of Fame Weekend begins on Friday, Sept. 10.

The Class of 2021 will be enshrined into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday, Sept. 11 at 7:00 p.m. ET.

Who makes up the 2021 Basketball Hall of Fame class?

Headlined by a host of NBA legends and two former WNBA MVPs, the 2021 Basketball Hall of Fame class is made up of 16 members. They are as follows:

North American Committee

Rick Adelman

Chris Bosh

  • Appeared in 893 games with the Toronto Raptors and Miami Heat over 13 seasons after being selected fourth overall by Toronto in 2003 NBA Draft.
  • Career averages of 19.2 points and 8.5 rebounds. 11-time NBA All-Star (2005-16), Two-time NBA Champion (2012, 2013) and 2007 All-NBA Second Team.

Paul Pierce

  • No. 10 overall pick by Boston Celtics in 1998 NBA Draft, appeared in 1,343 games with Celtics, Nets, Wizards and Clippers over 19 seasons.
  • Career averages of 19.7 points, 5.6 rebounds and 3.5 assists. 10-time All-Star, four-time All-NBA, 2008 NBA Champion and Finals MVP.

Bill Russell (as coach)

  • First Black coach in NBA history, taking over as Celtics head coach ahead of 1966-67 NBA season.
  • Compiled 341-290 record over eight seasons, winning NBA titles as Boston's player-coach in 1968 and 1969. Also led the Seattle SuperSonics and Kings.

Ben Wallace

  • Undrafted in 1996, would go on to appear in 1,088 games with Washington Bullets/Wizards, Orlando Magic, Detroit Pistons, Chicago Bulls, and Cleveland Cavaliers.
  • Six-time All-Defensive Team selection, five-time All-NBA selection, record-tying four-time Defensive Player of the Year, four-time All-Star, 2004 NBA champion.

Chris Webber

  • No. 1 overall pick in 1993 NBA Draft, appeared in 831 games with Warriors, Bullets/Wizards, Kings, Philadelphia 76ers and Pistons.
  • Career averages of 20.7 points and 9.8 rebounds. Five-time All-Star, five-time All-NBA selection, 1994 Rookie of the Year award winner.

Jay Wright

  • Active head coach of Villanova University, where he took over ahead of 2001-02 NCAA season.
  • Has led Wildcats to three Final Four appearances and two NCAA Tournament titles (2016, 2018). Two-time Naismith College Coach of the Year, Associated Press Coach of the Decade (2010s).

Women's Committee

Yolanda Griffith

  • No. 2 pick in 1999 WNBA Draft by Sacramento Monarchs.
  • Eight-time WNBA All-Star, five-time All-WNBA selection, 1999 WNBA MVP and Defensive Player of the Year. 2005 WNBA champion and Finals MVP.

Lauren Jackson

  • No. 1 pick in 2001 WNBA Draft by Seattle Storm.
  • Eight-time All-WNBA (Seven-time First Team), seven-time WNBA All-Star, three-time WNBA MVP, three-time WNBA scoring champion, three-time WNBA MVP, three-time WNBA champion, 2007 WNBA Defensive Player of the Year, 2010 WNBA Finals MVP.

Contributors

Val Ackerman

  • First-ever WNBA President (1996-2005), first female President of USA Basketball and Commissioner of the BIG EAST.

Howard Garfinkel

  • Recognized posthumously, Garfinkel was the co-founder and director of Five-Star Basketball Camps and the creator of Basketball Illustrated

Cotton Fitzsimmons

  • Recognized posthumously, Fitzsimmons is a two-time NBA Coach of the Year (1979, 1989) and amassed

Veterans Committee

Bob Dandridge

  • Four-time NBA All-Star, two-time NBA champion (1971, 1978), earned All-NBA and All-Defensive Team honours in 1978-79 season.

International Committee

Toni Kukoc

  • 13-year NBA veteran (1993-2006), 1994 All-Rookie selection, 1996 Sixth Man of the Year and three-time NBA champion (1996-1998).

Women's Veterans

Pearl Moore

  • An alumna of Francis-Marion University (Florence, SC), Moore is the all-time leading scorer in women's college basketball with 4,061 career points and a four-time Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) Small College All-American.

Early African American Pioneers

Clarence "Fats" Jenkins

  • Recognized posthumously, Jenkins served as captain of the New York Rens, eight-time Colored Basketball World Champion in the 1920s and 30s.

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