Guy Lewis inducted into Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Guy Lewis receives basketball's highest honors

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HOUSTON - Nearly 30 years after his final game, former University of Houston men's basketball head coach Guy Lewis will received his sport's highest honors.

Sunday, Lewis was inducted in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Lewis was joined by North Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell, NBA legend Bernard King, nine-time NBA All-Star guard Gary Payton, Louisville coach Rick Pitino, Virginia star Dawn Staley and former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian in the Class of 2013 inductees.

Lewis will be presented by two of his former players, who are both in the Hall of Fame - Elvin Hayes and Hakeem Olajuwon.

Early in his career, Lewis played a key role in the integration of college basketball in the South. He successfully recruited and welcomed Hayes and Don Chaney to Houston Basketball as the first African-American student-athletes in program history, as well as some other of the earliest African-American players in the region.

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