Tom Stith Inducted in 1999

Player Inducted in 1999
Tom Stith Tom Stith, Inducted into the NYC Hall of Fame in 1999
Photo credit: (St. Bonaventure Athletics)
Thomas Alvin Stith (January 21, 1939 – June 13, 2010), was born in Greenville County, Virginia, and attended St. Francis Preparatory School in Brooklyn. He committed to St. Bonaventure University, with his older brother Sam who formed a double threat on the court. Tom Stith became St. Bonaventure's first consensus All-American in 1960 and 1961. Stith left St. Bonaventure as the school's all-time leading scorer, ending his career with 2,052 points. Stith finished second in the nation in scoring to Oscar Robertson in 1960, averaging 31.5 points per game, and he then finished third in 1961 with 29.6 points per game.

Stith was selected by the New York Knicks as the second pick overall in the 1961 NBA draft. Career highlights 2× Consensus first-team All-American (1960, 1961), No. 42 retired by St. Bonaventure Bonnies, inducted into the St. Bonaventure Athletics Hall of Fame in 1969., Associated Press All-American (1959-60 and 1960-61); United Press International All-American (1959-60 and 1960-61); Look Magazine All-American (1960-61); Sporting News All-American (1959-60 and 1960-61); Coach and Athlete All-American (1960-61); Coach and Athlete Player of the Year (1960-61); Converse All-American (1959-60 and 1960-61); Helms Foundation All-American (1960-61); Catholic Digest All-American (1960-61); and ECAC All-East (1960-61), and Second-team Parade All-American (1957).