CHARLOTTE, N.C. – North Carolina Central University men’s basketball head coach LeVelle Moton (Raleigh, N.C.) has been selected as a member of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association’s (CIAA) 2020 John B. McLendon Hall of Fame Class, the conference announced on Friday, Dec. 20.
Moton will be one of five inductees in a class that focuses on basketball as the league celebrates the 75th edition of its basketball tournament. Joining Moton will be: Antonio Davis (Livingstone College), Albert “A.J.” English (Virginia Union University), Leslie Speight (CIAA Official), and the 1983 Virginia Union Women’s Basketball Team.
“It is a tremendous honor to be inducted into the CIAA Hall of Fame that includes legends, pioneers and trailblazers,” Moton said. “I will cherish this forever.”
Moton was a four-year player as an Eagle at NCCU from 1992-96, and finished his career as the program’s third all-time leading scorer with 1,714 points. He also finished first in three-pointers made (213), third in free throws (363), fifth in assists (278), eighth in field goals (569), and ninth in steals (110).
In 1996, he earned CIAA Player of the Year honors after finishing 16th in NCAA Division II by averaging 21.3 points per game. Moton also earned two NCAA Division II South Atlantic All-Region First Team selections (1994-95, 1995-96) and picked up two NCAA Division II All-America Honorable Mentions with two All-CIAA First Team recognitions during the same span.
The 2020 John B. McLendon CIAA Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. at the Charlotte Convention Center. The induction ceremony is a part of the ancillary schedule of events surrounding 2020 CIAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament, being held Feb. 25-29, 2020 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Tickets for the 2020 induction ceremony can be purchased by visiting ciaatournament.org.
Since its inception in 1967, the CIAA Hall of Fame has enshrined 288 honorees. In 2000, it was renamed after legendary coach and administrator John B. McLendon. Inducted in 1978, McLendon is also credited as one of the founding fathers of the CIAA Basketball Tournament which began in 1946. For more information about the CIAA and the John B. McLendon Hall of Fame, visit www.theciaa.com.