Norm Stewart named SEC Basketball Legend
Missouri Basketball coaching legend and 1956 All-American Norm Stewart will be honored as a 2013 Allstate® SEC Basketball Legend at the SEC Men's Basketball Tournament, March 13-17, at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.
A legendary player and coach for the Tigers, Norm Stewart finished his career No. 2 on Mizzou's career scoring lists (1,112) and later went on to become Mizzou's all-time winningest coach, winning 634 games and 14 Big Eight titles from 1967-99.
Stewart earned first team All-Big Seven honors in 1955 and 1956 and was an All-America selection in 1956.
Stewart finished his playing career with a rebounding averaging of 9.2 rpg and is one of six Tiger players to have his jersey (#22) retired.
Overall, he coached 38 seasons (with six years at Northern Iowa), and his 731 career wins ranked 7th all-time in NCAA history at the time of his retirement in 1999.
The playing courts at both the Hearnes Center and Mizzou Arena have been named in his honor.
Stewart was also an outstanding baseball player who pitched a no-hitter during the 1954 season, and played on MU's 1954 national championship team.
In addition to Stewart, the 2013 class includes Wimp Sanderson, Alabama; Jerry Carlton, Arkansas; Ronnie Battle, Auburn; Bill Koss, Florida; Tim Bassett, Georgia; Jamal Mashburn, Kentucky; Geert Hammink, LSU; Rahim Lockhart, Ole Miss; Horatio Webster, Mississippi State; Eddie Fogler, South Carolina; Len Kosmalski, Tennessee; John Beasley, Texas A&M; Mike Rhoades, Vanderbilt.
Each SEC Basketball Legend will be recognized at halftime of his institution's first game at the tournament.
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