Saturday, April 06, 2019

Sidney Moncrief going into Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Sidney Moncrief is one of the most decorated players in Milwaukee Bucks history.

Moncrief can add the most prestigious honor to his accolades after being named to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday.

Moncrief is widely seen as one of the best defensive guards in NBA history. He was drafted fifth overall by the Bucks in 1979 after a standout collegiate career at Arkansas. Moncrief spent 10 of his 11 NBA seasons in Milwaukee.

He ranks third on the franchise's all-time list in points (11,594), second in games played (695), first in free throws made (3,505), second in assists (2,689) and third in steals (874).

Moncrief was named the NBA's defensive player of the year in 1983 and '84. He was a five-time all-star (1982-'86) and was on the league's all-defensive team four straight seasons from 1983-'86. Moncrief was honored as first-team all-NBA in 1983.

Jack Sikma, Vlade Divac, Paul Westphal, Bobby Jones, Theresa Weatherspoon, Bill Fitch, Al Attles and Carl Braun were among the other players voted into the hall of fame.


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