Connie Hawkins Inducted in 1990

Player Inducted in 1990
Connie Hawkins Connie Hawkins, Inducted into the NYC Hall of Fame in 1990
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Cornelius Lance "ConnieHawkins (July 17, 1942 – October 6, 2017) a New York City playground legend, "the Hawk" he attended Boys High School, and played for coach Mickey Fisher. Hawkins soon became a fixture at Rucker Park, a legendary outdoor court where he battled against some of the best players in the world. Hawkins did not play much until his junior year at Boys High. Hawkins was All-City first team as a junior as Boys went undefeated and won New York's Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL) title in 1959. During his senior year, he averaged 25.5 points per game, including one game in which he scored 60, and Boys again went undefeated and won the 1960 PSAL title.

Hawkins then signed a scholarship offer to play at the University of Iowa. Hawkins's professional career began in 1961-1963 Pittsburgh Rens, 1963-1967 Harlem Globetrotters, 1967-1969 Pittsburgh/Minnesota, 1969-1973 Phoenix Suns, 1973-1975 Los Angeles Lakers, and 1975-1976 Atlanta Hawks. Hawkins was named to the ABA's All-Time Team. He was named ABA champion(1968), ABA Playoffs MVP(1968), ABA MVP(1968), 4× NBA All-Star(1970–1973), ABA All-Star (1968), All-NBA First Team(1970), 2× All-ABA First Team(1968, 1969), ABA All-Time Team,42 retired by Phoenix Suns, ABLMVP (1962), All-ABL First Team (1962), Basketball USA(1960), and First-team ParadeAll-American (1960). He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1992.