Former USC guard Paul Westphal was elected to the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame today.
Westphal is the 11th Trojan in the Basketball Hall of Fame, joining 6 other men — Bill Sharman, Jack Gardner, Alex Hannum, Tex Winter and coaches Sam Barry and George Raveling — along with 4 women (Cheryl Miller, Cynthia Cooper, Lisa Leslie and Tina Thompson).
Westphal was on the 1971 USC men’s basketball team that went 24-2 record. He was a first-team All-American ﬁrst the following season.
Westphal averaged 16.9 points a game in his career with a high of 20.3 in 1972.
He will be enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame with 11 other honorees from the 2019 class during festivities in Springﬁeld, Mass., on Sept. 6.
Westphal scored 12,397 points during his 12-year NBA career and averaged 15.6 points and 4.4 assists per game in his career.