Rolando Blackman Inducted in 2000

Player Inducted in 2000
Rolando Blackman Rolando Blackman, Inducted into the NYC Hall of Fame in 2000
Photo credit: (Dallas Mavericks)
Rolando Antonio Blackman was born in Panama City, Panama, he attended William E. Grady High School in Brooklyn. Blackman attended Kansas State University where he played basketball under coach Jack Hartman. At Kansas State, Blackman was named the Big Eight Conference Player of the Year and All-American (1980), was a three-time unanimous All-Big Eight selection, and three times named the Big Eight Defensive Player of the Year.

In 1981 he was drafted in the 1st round, 9th overall pick selected by the Dallas Mavericks (1981-82). Blackman would play for the New York Knicks (1992-94), AEK Athens (1994-95), Olimpia Milano (1995-96), and the CSP Limoges (1996-97).

Career highlights 4× NBA All-Star (1985–1987, 1990), No. 22 retired by Dallas Mavericks, Italian League champion (1996), Italian Cup winner (1996), Italian Cup MVP (1996), Greek League All-Star (1994 II), Third-team All-American – NABC (1981), Third-team All-American – AP (1980), Big Eight Player of the Year (1980), 3× First-team All-Big Eight (1979–1981), and No. 25 Jersey retired by Kansas State Wildcats.