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First Basketball Hall of Fame, now College of Idaho Hall of Fame for Elgin Baylor

Forty years after his induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame, Elgin Baylor will be inducted into the College of Idaho Hall of Fame, where his post-high school basketball career began.

Baylor is one of three former Coyotes athletes, along with the 2000-01 women’s basketball team, that will be inducted Friday in the first hall of fame class in Caldwell since the 2011-12 athletic season.

A native of Washington, D.C., Baylor played for one season (1954-55), averaging 32.8 points and 18.9 rebounds per game. He played his final two collegiate seasons at Seattle University before playing in the NBA for the Minneapolis/Los Angeles Lakers from 1958 to 1971. His 27.4 ppg still ranks No. 3 in NBA history.

Also being inducted are former baseball player Greg Schelhaas, who helped the Coyotes to the 1998 NAIA national title and Kristyn Price, who holds the school record with 2,061 kills in volleyball from 1999 to 2002. The 2000-01 women’s basketball team reached the NAIA Division II national championship game.

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