USC basketball great Sam Clancy will be inducted into the Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Hall of Honor this year, recognizing the many accomplishments of his four-year career.
Sam Clancy is the latest Trojan to be inducted into the Pac-12 Hall of Honor, which was started in 2002 and recognizes former men’s basketball players and coaches from each school in the Pac-12 who have made contributions to the tradition and heritage of the conference.
The Trojan big man played four years at USC from 1998 to 2002, finishing his career as USC’s blocks leader and third-leading scorer of all-time.
In the 2000-01 season, Clancy led the Trojans to the Elite Eight of the NCAA tournament, for which he was named to the East Regional All-Tournament team.
After returning for his senior season, Clancy was named the 2002 Pac-12 Player of the Year and earned second team All-American recognition, though USC bowed out in the first round of the tournament.
Clancy, who was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers, is currently playing in the Argentinian lead for Gimnasia Indalo. He has played in Greece, Venezuela, Korea, Russia, Spain, France and Israel during his career.
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The other 11 inductees for this year are Salim Stoudamire (Arizona), Art Becker (Arizona State), Brian Hendrick (California), Scott Wedman (Colorado), Luke Ridnour (Oregon), Jim Anderson (Oregon State), Kim Belton (Stanford), Keith Erickson (UCLA), Vern Gardner (Utah), Isaiah Thomas (Washington) and Keith Morrison (Washington State).
The induction ceremony is set for March 12th prior to the championship game for the Pac-12 Tournament in Las Vegas. The honorees will also be recognized at halftime of the title game.
USC’s previous inductees include Bill Sharman, Tex Winter, Bob Boyd, John Rudometkin, Mo Layton, Ron Riley, Paul Westphal, Gus Williams, John Block, Harold Miner, Sam Barry, Forrest Twogood, Wayne Carlander and Alex Hannum.