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Luke Walton HOF
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 12/13/2013
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Luke Walton HOF
     A consummate team player beloved by fans and the student body alike, Luke Walton was one of Arizona's most popular men's basketball players since Steve Kerr. As one of only three players in Pac-10 history to tally 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 500 assists in a career, Lute served as a versatile player who could be depended upon to fill the box score or provide leadership that resulted in 101 Wildcat victories in his four years. Following a sophomore season during which he started on the UA team that finished as the national runner-up, Luke captained the 2002 Wildcats to a Pac-10 Tournament championship. Having averaged 22.7 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.3 assists in three games, Luke was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player, was cited by four All-America teams and was a Wooden Award finalist. After completing his Arizona career in the top 10 of the school's record book in assists, steals, games played and minutes played, Luke took his winning ways to the next level. Drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in the second round of the 2003 NBA Draft, Luke has remained with the team for all seven seasons at the time of his induction, reaching the NBA Finals in four of those campaigns. Today, Luke enters the Hall of Fame as a two-time defending NBA Champion. 
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