NEW ORLEANS (WISH/AP) - Pacers great Reggie Miller has been selected for induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame. The class of 2012 announcement was made Monday morning in New Orleans, the site of Monday night's NCAA men's championship game.
Miller was one of the best clutch shooters in NBA history during his 18-year career with the Blue and Gold. He's the all-time leading scorer in Pacers' history. He was a five-time NBA All-Star and is ranked second on the league's all-time three-pointers list.
Miller said he was at home when he received the call a couple days ago that he had gained entrance to the exclusive club. He quickly called his sister, Cheryl, one of the pioneers of the women's game and a Hall of Fame inductee in 1995.
"I can still hear her screaming in my ear," Miller said with a smile.
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After a standout career at UCLA, he became one of the best perimeter shooters in the history of the game. He was part of the 1996 gold medal-winning Olympic team and played more games with one franchise than any player except John Stockton and Karl Malone.
He also caused untold fits for the New York Knicks, for years the biggest rival of his Pacers.
The night at Madison Square Garden that Miller scored an improbable eight points in 8.9 seconds, almost single-handedly winning Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, is chronicled in the Peabody Award-winning documentary, "Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. the New York Knicks."
"To be a part of this exclusive club is pretty special," Miller said.
Former Pacers' ABA star Mel Daniels was also selected. The induction ceremony will take place in Springfield, Mass., in September.
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